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It's official. Cycling the Line: Part Deux IS ON!

Longer, tougher and generally more painful than ever, Steve and I are dusting off the paniers and the padded shorts and will be getting back on the bikes for another gentle ride across a large chunk of continental Europe in order to raise a few quid for our service men and women: past, present and future.

This time we will be following La Voie de la Liberté (The Road of Liberation) - one of many routes taken by the Allies in 1944 after the successful sea-borne landings at Normandy in the summer of that year. This particular route is the one taken by General Patton of the US Third Army. It starts just inland from the Normandy coast and winds its way through France, into Luxembourg, and then up to Belgium, taking in the Ardennes, where it finishes at Bastogne. A total of  1,145km, or, in proper distance, that is 715 miles. (As a comparison the original cycling the line trek was 550 miles).

We plan to do the cycle ride over 15 days. 12 cycle days and 3 rest days thrown in so we don't kill ourselves. That works out to be an average of 60 miles a day for every cycle day. We will also be doing this trip a little bit earlier in the year, probably the last week of September/first week of October.

As last time, the whole point of us killing ourselves for 15 days is to raise a bit of cash for our soldiers. Last time we raise nearly £3500 - which was absolutely amazing. I wonder how much we can raise this time round? I know times are tough, but if you can spare a couple of quid then we would be incredibly grateful.

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Raising money for

Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes

Charity Registration No. 1120920

Help for Heroes supports our wounded. Help for Heroes provides practical direct support to those servicemen and women wounded in the line of duty in the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Good luck Scott!

Donation by Amandip Singh, Tudor Rose on 09/02/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Scott from everyone at IRSDirect

Donation by Iain, Tracy & Victoria on 09/02/12

£200.00

+ £50.00 Gift Aid

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Rather you than me, Steve but I know you will give it 150%. Good luck and enjoy it (between the tough bits) Richard

Donation by Richard Green on 09/02/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Best of luck from all at Berkeley PR!

Donation by Kate Jones on 08/02/12

£50.00

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Whenever the training gets tough, imagine Mickey yelling 'Faster, Faster' in your ear... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Abh63B4Pzo0

Donation by Matt O'Neill on 07/02/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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The very best of luck!

Donation by Bob Jones on 05/02/12

£100.00

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All the best to you both Scott, make sure you pad those butts up! Go for Gold :-)

Donation by Janine Sholto Douglas on 31/01/12

£20.00

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Enjoy yourselves - I'm sure it'll be fun, fun, fun all the way...

Donation by Sarah Penn - www.outstandingbranding.com on 30/01/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Chaps, Great effort from you both.

Donation by Andy Thorne www.outstandingbranding.com on 30/01/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck mate to you and everyone else taking part. Hope you reach your target

Donation by Toni Holmes on 28/01/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£475.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£475.00
  • Gift Aid£76.25

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