Posts Tagged ‘charity’


Kent Air Ambulance

Sunday March 6, 2011

KAANow supporting Kent Air Ambulance.

“The Kent Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity established in 1989 to relieve sick and injured people in South East England and surrounding areas by providing a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and air ambulance service for the benefit of the community.

Every penny of the £1.7 million it costs each year to keep the life-saving helicopter in our skies 365 days a year comes from individuals, groups, businesses, companies and clubs from all over Kent.”  [Kent Air Ambulance Website]




Total Raised For MNDA…

Saturday June 12, 2010

Well, it looks like all sponsorship/donations are in for my 307 mile ride for charity.  My total is now at £2,889.10 (144% of my target) – a brilliant total, my thanks to everyone for their fantastic generosity!

You can still donate, if you feel like it, by simply clicking on the link below.  If you want to read about my ride then the report is available here.



Supporting Sustrans

Sunday May 30, 2010

As I’m keen on cycling and like my bikes, I’ve decided to support Sustrans – the UK’s leading sustainable transport charity.

Donations can be made as one-offs or as regular donations via direct debit.

Sustrans aims to:

* reduce the environmental and resource impacts of transport

* enable people to choose active travel more often

* provide car-free access to essential local services

* turn streets and public spaces into places for people to enjoy.

Take a look at their website and see what they do and perhaps take a look at how you can support their activities.


307 Miles For Charity

Sunday April 18, 2010

At the beginning of 2010 I was keen to make the most of the year ahead and to get out and spend more time on my bikes.  I began to plan a number of rides and challenges, from short local rides to longer more intense ‘journeys’.

One of the major journeys I was planning was to cycle from my home in Rochester, Kent, to my parents’ home in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire – a distance in excess of 300 miles (483km).  Then I began thinking a little more about it…

In the latter half of 2009 my father was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones.  I didn’t know much about the disease so thought I’d take a look around.  Then I found the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA), a registered charity, which supports sufferers and families in addition to funding awareness and research programmes.

So, with that in mind, I decided to cycle the 300+ miles and raise money for the MNDA at the same time…

Read the full story of my charity cycle ride, my struggles, the kit I took and review my route via this link.

(Click the link above to view my full Charity Ride report or click below to donate to the cause!)


Etape Caledonia – Race Sabotaged

Sunday May 17, 2009

The BBC News site reports on a sabotage attempt on the 81 mile Etape Caledonia road race around Pitlochry, Perthshire.

The charity race was hit by unknown protesters who spread tacks across a section of road resulting in numerous cyclists suffering from burst tyres.  It’s believed that the protest was due to the fact that the roads used during the race are closed to normal traffic.

People can be so short-sighted.  Not only does the race attract visitors (and therefore income) to the area but the race is also in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.  The protesters should have joined the fun and used the fact that they couldn’t use their cars to their benefit – get out and cycle!

Update, 17th May 2009 @2038
Found the following information:

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