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Whistle Stop Tour 2018

7 team members

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]Premier League referee Martin Atkinson is swapping his whistle for wheels this summer as he embarks on an epic 1700 mile cycle from England to Russia for the World Cup.[/p][p]Martin will be flanked by fellow riders Mike Tomlinson and Darren Clark, representing the Jane Tomlinson Appeal for the duration of the ride, and as in 2016, the riders will again be supported by Chris Sanders from 1st Class Events and Barry Phillipson from Smart Therapy Studios, the trio will be joined by other riders throughout their journey, including Atkinson’s fellow professional referee Jon Moss, Jim Butters, who led the 2016 challenge, Paul Edmondson, and Mick McGuire from James Grant Sports.[/p][p]The #WhistleStopTour2018 starts at St. George’s Park on Monday, June 11, and the team will travel through France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Poland before reaching their destination in Kaliningrad 18 days later to watch England face Belgium in their World Cup clash on Thursday, June 28.[/p][p]The ride is all in the name of charity, with the money raised being split between the St David’s Hospice Care Newport, University Hospitals - Coventry & Warwickshire Charity, Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation and The Jane Tomlinson Appeal[/p][p]Atkinson said: “It’s going to be a huge challenge, but it’s one I think we’re all relishing. In 2016 we cycled to all 20 Premier League grounds, which totalled around 1000 miles, so we’re really upping the ante for this one. We’ve been saying it’ll be 18 days of hurt, but it’s all for some brilliant charities, so we’re ready to go through that pain barrier! We want to raise as much money as we possibly can, so any donation, large or small would be gratefully received.”[/p][p]You can keep up to date with the riders on their official Twitter handle @WhistleStopTour2018 and you can donate here.[/p]

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Aug 31, 2018

Patrick de Bondt

Hello Martin and Chris the cuttler, Here is our donating that we promised. Greetings Patrick and Regina the couple in germany


Aug 28, 2018

Birmingham County FA


Aug 11, 2018

Heavy Woollen District FA


Aug 2, 2018


Hi Martin, we can't let you be a 99 per cent man! So we here is the donation to get you to your final target, and it was worth those 75 miles in the saddle in the baking heat! Congrats again .. Marie and Bernadette.

£475.50 plus £118.88 Gift Aid

Jul 25, 2018

David Exley Peter Hodgson and friends

Donation from David Exleys Golden Wedding celebration meal.

£200.00 plus £50.00 Gift Aid

Jul 24, 2018

Graham Brown

Good effort Darren. Well done

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jul 24, 2018

John M

Well done!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 21, 2018


Donation in lieu of payment for a round in honour of ‘the barn door’ courtesy of The Cow Shed x


Jul 19, 2018


Well done Jim on the bike ride Great charities will benefit Love Malcolm and Maureen

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 18, 2018

Pinkstones - Vicki and David

Well done to you all

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Whistle Stop Tour 2018

Whistle Stop Tour 2018

Barry Phillipson

Barry Phillipson

Paul Edmondson

Paul Edmondson

Darren Clark

Darren Clark

James Butters

James Butters

Martin Atkinson

Martin Atkinson

Christopher Sanders

Christopher Sanders