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Graham Buckingham

100 Mile Cycle 4 Sharks

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

My story

[lt]p style="margin-top: 10.0pt; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 10.0pt; margin-left: 0cm; line-height: 11.65pt;"[gt][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]I’ve never asked for sponsorship before because I've never done a marathon, 10K or even a park run. And for good reason. I like sitting down.[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin-top: 10.0pt; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 10.0pt; margin-left: 0cm; line-height: 11.65pt;"[gt][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]So imagine my excitement at the prospect of completing a marathon-like challenge while sitting down? [/span][/p][lt]p style="margin-top: 10.0pt; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 10.0pt; margin-left: 0cm; line-height: 11.65pt;"[gt][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]The concept alone [/span][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]prompted me to sign up to [/span][span=font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12.6667px; line-height: 15.5333px;]the Prudential Ride London event in July and [/span][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]cycle 100 miles in one ...err ... sitting. [/span][/p][lt]p style="margin-top: 10.0pt; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 10.0pt; margin-left: 0cm; line-height: 11.65pt;"[gt][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]However, it turns out that the 100 mile course covers much of the 2012 Olympic route and will take around [/span][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif";]eight hours to complete. That’s eight whole hours pedalling[lt]span style="color: red;"[gt] [/span]at an average speed of 13mph. On a tiny saddle. Ouch.[lt]/span[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin-top: 10.0pt; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 10.0pt; margin-left: 0cm; line-height: 11.65pt;"[gt][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]Chances are that I won't be as keen on sitting down by the end.[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin-top: 10.0pt; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 10.0pt; margin-left: 0cm; line-height: 11.65pt;"[gt][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]So, to help me stay [/span][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif";]focused and motivated, please will you sponsor me to help fund the vital and exciting campaigns run by my favourite shark and marine conservation charity?[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin-top: 10.0pt; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 10.0pt; margin-left: 0cm; line-height: 11.65pt;"[gt][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]Bite-Back - [url=http;/www.bite-back.com]www.bite-back.com[/url] -[/span][b][span=color: #3498cb; text-decoration: none; text-underline: none;] [/span][/b][span=font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt; line-height: 11.65pt;]has done some amazing work[/span][span=color: red;] [/span][span=font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt; line-height: 11.65pt;]to inspire UK restaurants and retailers to stop selling shark products along with other threatened fish species.[/span][/p][lt]p style="margin-top: 10.0pt; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 10.0pt; margin-left: 0cm; line-height: 11.65pt;"[gt][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif";]And its campaign to make Britain the first country in the world to ban shark fin soup has already prompted a 60% fall in the number of restaurants serving the controversial dish.[/span][/p][lt]p style="margin-top: 10.0pt; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 10.0pt; margin-left: 0cm; line-height: 11.65pt;"[gt][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif";]If you'd be kind enough to pledge a few pounds (and don't forget to gift aid it) [/span][span=font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt; line-height: 11.65pt;]I’ll be very grateful. And the same goes for the sharks.[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin-top: 10.0pt; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 10.0pt; margin-left: 0cm; line-height: 11.65pt;"[gt][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]Thank you.[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin-top: 10.0pt; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 10.0pt; margin-left: 0cm; line-height: 11.65pt;"[gt][span=font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;]Graham[/span][/p]

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Event

2016 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

2016 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

31 Jul 2016

Charity

Bite-Back Shark and Marine Conservation

Bite-Back Shark and Marine Conservation

Supporters

06-Aug-2016

Ali, Zoe, Benjamin & Adam

Well done for being so awesome. X

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

03-Aug-2016

Sue Harrison

Well done

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

02-Aug-2016

Tam, Trev & boys x

Well done to the cycling Shark-Man!!! (& Suz!)

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

02-Aug-2016

Erica Stirrett

Well done Graham on all the 'sitting down' for sharks, you've inspired me!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

01-Aug-2016

Julie B

Well done both of you! :-D (Would've cheered you on but was prob in bed...)

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

01-Aug-2016

Andy & Sabrena McSavage

Well done G and Suz, great effort ! I hope you are able to sit down now

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

01-Aug-2016

Jo Wright

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

01-Aug-2016

Anil

This is for the guilt trip Suzanne sent me on !

£11.00 plus £2.75 Gift Aid

31-Jul-2016

Fi

Go G! X

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

31-Jul-2016

Emma

Well done G! Lots of love from us X

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid