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Pedal to Poland - 1200kms in 10 days

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

[lt]p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1486736403705_4828" class="yiv8219571361MsoNormal"[gt][b]RAF NORTHOLT SET TO PEDAL TO POLAND[/b][/p][lt]p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1486736403705_4822" class="yiv8219571361MsoNormal"[gt]On 23 April (St George’s Day), a team of cyclists from RAF Northolt will ride across Europe, from the Polish War Memorial to Poznan airfield in Poland – a distance of 1200km in a gruelling 8 days. [/p][lt]p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1486736403705_4834" class="yiv8219571361MsoNormal"[gt]The ride will form part of the unit’s rigorous training and development programme, designed to develop the physical, mental and military skills of those taking part.  Though the ride will be an arduous physical event in itself, the team will stop along the route at locations of military significance to discuss and enhance their military knowledge, leadership, ethos, history and core values.[/p][lt]p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1486736403705_4471" class="yiv8219571361MsoNormal"[gt]The ride will also provide a chance to celebrate and cement further the close ties between RAF Northolt, Hillingdon, the local Polish community and the Polish Air Force.  In fact a Polish military cycling team is planning to meet us at the German border and ride the final into Poland.  The Team will arrive in Poznan on 3 May, which is Polish Constitution Day, a national holiday.[/p][lt]p class="yiv8219571361MsoNormal"[gt]The team will also be using the opportunity to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund, an independent charity that provides assistance to RAF personnel, veterans and their families when they are in need.  Keep an eye out for the team out and about in Hillingdon over the next few weeks while they are fund raising and on their training bikes across the Borough.  If you see them, don’t be afraid to stop and chat, ask how they are getting on with their preparations, and of course donate!  Everyone in the Pedal To Poland team would like to thank Hillingdon Council for the superb support they are providing in this project.[/p][lt]p id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1486736403705_4455" class="yiv8219571361MsoNormal"[gt]You’ll also be able to get regular updates on Twitter (@RAFNortholt) Facebook (rafnortholtoff) and through local news outlets such as GetWestLondon.  If you wish to donate you will be able to do so on the Virgin Money page[/p][lt]p class="yiv8219571361MsoNormal"[gt][b]1 March 2017[/b].  Our first Uxbridge collection raised a whopping £556.22 for the challenge.  Massive thanks to the generosity of Uxbridge public.[/p][lt]p class="yiv8219571361MsoNormal"[gt][b]9 March 2017[/b].  Another display of fantastic generosity from the great Uxbridge public with our public collection.  £528 raised.[/p][lt]p class="yiv8219571361MsoNormal"[gt][b]7 Apr 2017[/b].  A collection at RAF Northolt and a collection in London from the superbly generous public has raised an incredible £3537.16.  Thanks so much to all donators![/p][lt]p class="yiv8219571361MsoNormal"[gt][b]11 Apr 2017[/b].  Thank you Uxbridge!  Yet another display of generosity from the public in the town centre  £500 raised for our cause.[/p][lt]p class="yiv8219571361MsoNormal"[gt][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

23 Apr 2017


May 5, 2017


£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 3, 2017

Paula and Meghan

Well done everyone! So proud of you all!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 2, 2017

Polish Lady

If only more people would know about Polish pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain,about their bravery and skills. Maybe just maybe Poles wouldn't be seen as enemy but actually friends.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 1, 2017


Apr 29, 2017


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2017

Simon Catford

A very worthy cause, good luck!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2017


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2017


Good luck and huge thanks for that.


Apr 26, 2017


For them to keep memories about Polish Pilots. My grandfather was in Great Britain too in IIWW. For me this is special thing.


Apr 25, 2017


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

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