Story

I am a keen cyclist. Over the last six years I’ve rediscovered the Zen-like joy of turning the pedals, covering the miles and seeing the world from outside of the gas guzzler. This year I have decided to push myself just a little bit harder and ride the length of Great Britain from John O’Groats, the North Easterly point of Scotland, to Land’s End, the South West tip of England. It’s a distance of 1010 miles, or a non-binary 1625 km to cover in nine days from June 12 to 20. I’m hoping to be in the saddle for less than 65 hours in total, or eight hours a day, and I’ll burn through more 40,000 calories – that’s equivalent to 400 bananas.

Although I’m now thinking I was bananas to sign up, I know it’s for a great cause. I’m hoping that you’ll sponsor my efforts to raise money for the British Paralympics Association and the Spinal Injuries Association. Both causes are close to my heart, or more specifically, to my central nervous system. In 1993 I suffered a very serious spinal injury that left me for a time completely paralysed. The SIA helped me rehabilitate, Paralympics GB do a fantastic job of supporting elite Paralympian athletes. Unfortunately many spinal injury patients are young folks who tend to be the life and soul of the party. I know that the huge change of circumstance brought about through a spinal cord injury is tough to adapt to. I was unable to keep playing the full on contact Rugby I loved, but sport can be a great rehabilitator. Having been unable to breath, eat, speak or move for more than three months I know how fortunate I am to still have the ability to experience the simple joy of riding my bike.

I would be extremely grateful if you could take a couple of minutes to donate to my fundraising effort – it will help me to keep focused on turning those pedals. Many thanks for your support, Pete.

Raising money for

British Paralympic Association

British Paralympic Association

Charity Registration No. 802385

The British Paralympic Association selects and manages the Great British and Northern Island team, known as ParalympicsGB, that enters the Winter and Summer Paralympic Games.

Donations 64

 

Congrats on reaching your wheeled and monetary goals!

Donation by Suzi LeVine on 27/06/10

£10.00

 

Good Luck Pete - puts my TVP 5k run into perspective :)

Donation by Lucy Rich on 11/06/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

 

See you at Loch Lomond bro.

Donation by Iain Devery on 11/06/10

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

 

Donation by Helen Devery on 10/06/10

£100.00

 

By the time you get to Moffat you'll be ready for your tea

Donation by Mum and Dad on 10/06/10

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

 

Good luck on your adventure. Sounds like a VERY impressive ride :)

Donation by Edward Knight on 10/06/10

£25.00

 

Good luck old man!

Donation by Peter Morgan on 10/06/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

 

Good luck Peter. I'm still in agony from the 26 miles I cycled last weekend so you have my deepest sympathy!

Donation by Lynn Moates on 09/06/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

 

Best of luck Pete and enjoy the ride! Look forward to hearing your stories after you reach the finish line.

Donation by Ricardo Adame on 09/06/10

£50.00

 

Good Luck, from a reader of The Register

Donation by Aidan Whitehall on 27/05/10

 

Bon courage Devery, I hope Artash is going to follow you on his Chopper...

Donation by Patrick Tobin on 27/05/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

 

Pete let me feel your sponge handle grips...

Donation by artash Doult on 26/05/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

 

Thanks to Lizzie from the Easyjet flight to Menorca.

Donation by Lizzie from Gatwick Airport on 26/05/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

 

Good luck. Got the link from The Register.

Donation by Barry O'Connell on 24/05/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

 

Good Work for a good cause. El Reg here too!

Donation by Martin Hart on 24/05/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

 

Devilry, On Yer Bike!!! Graeme McKim

Donation by Graeme McKim on 24/05/10

£50.00

 

Peter, I met you on Newbury Station on 22nd May. I hope you got home OK. I wish you good Luck in your journey and wish you all the very best. Sam

Donation by Samantha Shaw on 23/05/10

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

 

Good work. El Reg too.

Donation by Remo Cornali on 22/05/10

£20.00

 

saw link on The Register, also enjoying giving away M$ money.

Donation by Mark Damen on 21/05/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

 

Giving Microsoft's money away for a good cause was just too good to pass up!

Donation by Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker on 21/05/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

 

"give money to charity and cost Microsoft money" was too amusing (via el reg) Kudos to MS for pitching in!

Donation by Matt Trout on 21/05/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

 

good luck from andother El Reg reader

Donation by Richard on 21/05/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

 

Good luck! (found via El Reg)

Donation by Barry W on 21/05/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

 

Donation by Richard Graham on 21/05/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

 

Donation by sam pott on 21/05/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,036.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,036.00
  • Gift Aid£359.62

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