James Piddock

James Piddock

Overnight South Downs Way 100

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I have decided to ride the 100 miles of the South Downs Way overnight from Tuesday 3rd into Wednesday 4th August. Although I have talked about doing this ride for a while, this is a very last minute fund-raising effort as I have been waiting for the right weather conditions and a gap in my work schedule to line up before committing to it.[/p][p]A good friend told me all about this charity and the work that they do to support children who have lost their parents way too young. Living On is a small charity based in SE London and I want to see if we can raise a few £s to help support them after a year when charities have had their fund-raising opportunities drastically cut and many people have struggled financially too. You can find out more about them here: http://livingon.org.uk/[/p][p]I have completed the route a few times before, but never overnight. And only once in one go in 2013. As well as being 100 miles long, the route takes in some 10,000+ feet of climbing and almost all of it is off road. I really love cycling this route and I would encourage all of you that read this to go and have a walk or ride along parts of it and see for yourself how stunning it is.[/p][p]Anyway, I decided this afternoon (2/8/21) that tomorrow night looked like everything was lining up, so I have just made myself a ton of sandwiches, put the bike lights on charge and arranged my transport to Winchester.[/p][p]I am doing this ride unsupported which means I am going to take everything I might need with me and I hope that I don't fall off, break the bike or collapse in a heap with no energy after a few hours in the saddle. [/p][p]I hope to get to Eastbourne on the 4th August in time for breakfast (The Cadence Café just off the seafront seems appropriate).[/p][p]Wish me luck and if you can spare a few pennies to help support Living On I would be most grateful.[/p][p]Thank you. [/p][p]James :)[/p][p]UPDATE 4th August 2021[/p][p]I didn't make it. I have had my bike since 2013 when I bought it to do the South Downs Way 100 for the first time. Since then, Strava tells me we've done over 9000 miles together and last night was the last night I haven't completed a ride due to the bike. Worse still, it turns out that it cannot be fixed. [/p][p]However, I wont be defeated. Fortunately I ordered a replacement for it back in March and it is due in the next few days. I will complete this ride, one way or another![/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

03 Aug 2021

Charity

Supporters


Aug 6, 2021

Liz and David x

Good luck James!

£30.00


Aug 5, 2021

Graham

Well done James, top lad !!

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Aug 4, 2021

Anonymous

Hope you succeeded James & that you’re not feeling too sore this morning!! We’ll done Eddie & Mary xxxx

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Aug 4, 2021

Mary Harding

Good luck and stay safe James. And don't get too "exhausted" if you know what I mean!

£20.00


Aug 3, 2021

Stuart McLaughlin

Ride safe!

£30.00


Aug 3, 2021

Andrew

Good luck jelly legs

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Aug 3, 2021

Klaudia

Go James go James 😊

£20.00


Aug 3, 2021

Brad

Good luck and stay safe

£20.00


Aug 3, 2021

Steve Crampton

Best of Luck James

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Aug 3, 2021

Ellis

Go on dad

£30.00

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