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307 Miles – One Year Ago

Sunday April 3, 2011

Wow, where has the year gone?

It was a year ago today, back on the 3rd of April 2010, when I set out on my 307 mile epic journey for charity.

307 miles, five days, alone, no back-up, one very heavy bike and lots of pain-killers.

Despite the pain and exhaustion during those five days, I look back on it with pride and happiness.  I raised almost £3,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

My father had Motor Neurone Disease (diagnosed in 2009) and he sadly passed away as a result of it in August 2010 – only four months after my ride.  I have great memories of him meeting me in Fishguard as I completed my journey.

307 Miles Across the UK

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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.

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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!)

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