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Whatever happened to the Lycra Lads?

1 team member

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting our page. [/p][p]We are a party of 4 cyclists from Kent: 3 old codgers Andy Smith, Kev Burbidge and John Gledhill, accompanied by the lovely Barbara 'Bobby ' Gledhill and ably  supported by Steve Campbell (our driver, first aider and responsible adult). We aim to pedal our way from the Irish Sea to the North Sea Coast from St Bees in Cumbria across the Lake District, through the Dales and North Yorks Moors to Robin Hood's Bay.  This is over 170 hilly miles - more if we get lost!   [/p][p]None of us are in the first flush of youth but we hope to have fun, burn some calories and sink a few pints whilst raising money for ROPE - a great charity which works with the poor in developping countries.  We hope to pay for a range of small scale development projects: including bikes for agricultural trainers in Uganda, educational materials for partially sighted kids in Mongolia, educational projects in Chad and occupational training for former sex-workers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  [/p][p]All the money donated will go to the needy as a separate charity 'Friends of Rope' meets the administration costs.  [/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[b][/b][i][/i][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

08 Sep 2017




Alan Hall

Well done Lads and Lassie.




Well done guys

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid



Well done all especially Bobby - not just the cycle ride but also putting up with those three great lumps!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Robert Hardy

Always good to support some old guys and a very youthful Bobby. Well done you all.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



Amazing, especially at your age Gledders!!!!


Jo and Joe

Well done

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid



Well done team. Congratulations from all at Jenkins Towers.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid



gordan brown

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid



graham thom as

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid



£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

John Gledhill

John Gledhill