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For updates on my adventures visit - Stu's epic journey home

For a year and a half I've been working with the Foreign Office in Iraqi Kurdistan and for reasons I don't fully understand myself have been thinking about cycling home to London at the end of my posting.

Unfortunately the end has arrived so I'm about to give it a go. My bike has arrived (albeit I haven't been able to put one of the pedals on), I've a lift to Turkey, the route is sort of mapped out, however I've only done 35 minutes training & weigh almost 15 and a half stone. Despite this I'm giving it a go & would really appreciate your support, however don't be surprised if I give up on day one due to my physical state or some other spurious reason.

My goal is to raise money for both Kids Company and Blue Engine. Sponsor Kids Company using this site and Blue Engine here. If we raise around GBP7500, on addition I will donate GBP 2500 to a Kurdish children's charity.

 

Updates 7

Stu's Epic Journey Home - http://vimeo.com/67846047

07/06/13 06:12

My thanks to everyone for donating and helping us reach the target. Unfortunately there are still 500km left to cycle so please feel free to continue donating here to Kids Company or to Blue Engine directly on their web site. Thank you.

05/06/13 17:59

Over half way! Thanks to all these who have donated so far. Do keep checking Stu's blog for daily updates (including dancing videos), spread the word and let's get it to 100%.

28/04/13 19:04

Keep checking Stu's blog linked at the top of the page for daily updates.

22/04/13 18:36

My friend Toby has very kindly set up a blog site for me, so if you are bored at work, can't sleep and need some help, or are just looking forward to hearing about my ride going pear shaped head to this site.......http://dancingbearonabike.wordpress.com/

21/04/13 11:21

Raising money for

Kids Company

Kids Company

Charity Registration No. 1068298

Kids Company's services reach over 36,000 children and young people every year and we provide intensive support for over 18,000. These include the most deprived and at risk whose parents are unable to care for them due to their own practical and emotional challenges.

Donations 267

Well done Stu, blinking amazing. Hoofing effort well done. Sorry I could getup to the smoke. Inspirational.

Donation by Anonymous on 05/07/13

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Congratulations - magic work!

Donation by Nicola on 02/07/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well Done Stuart!! From Terri (O'Hara) & Phil

Donation by Theresa Holsman on 27/06/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Hello Stuart, congratulations again on your amazing achievement. :) Plus big Birthday hugs :) love sarah & bobby.xx.

Donation by Anonymous on 27/06/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Congratulations Stuart, remarkable achievement.. Look forward to meeting you tomorrow evening. Many thanks for your very kind invitation. Happy Upcoming 40th Birthday! Best wishes Andy & Angie Savory

Donation by Andy & Angie Savory on 27/06/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Awesome stuff Stuart! An amazing amount of money raised!!!! Marie Savory and Pete Savory

Donation by Marie Foley on 27/06/13

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Well done Stuart, very impressive!! Adrian, Pippa, Henry & Millie Savory

Donation by Adrian Savory on 26/06/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Well done Hairybear, what an achievement! Where's the next ride going to be? BTW you should be on tv x

Donation by Emma, Tony, Madeline, Oscar and Hughie x on 23/06/13

£50.00

Donation by Anonymous on 22/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Johne Teeluck on 16/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Rumour has it The HairyBear is home! Massive congrats dude, you are officially amazing and should be so very proud. See you in a couple of weeks! xxx

Donation by Nat, Matt & Rose on 13/06/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 12/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Wow, amazing! Just heard from Sian so reading updates in big chunks. Swan Lake best dance so far but for me you are still in Turkey....! Brilliant. x

Donation by Clare Richardson on 11/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

I've laughed, cried and danced with you. Amazing Stu - well done!! Now I'd like to dance with you again - Asylum style with the old gang. Looking forward to the reunion once you've stopped pedaling!x

Donation by Melissa Jacques on 11/06/13

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 11/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well Done Stuart! Keep Dancing! Love from Emer, Caitlin & Mairead xx

Donation by Emer McNeela on 10/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by bridget Walker on 10/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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You made it! Truly impressive. Big well done!

Donation by Nicky Newson on 09/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Stu - that was monster! You've done a great thing. By the way, Irbil phoned and said you forgot something. Could you just nip back and pick it up??

Donation by Luke Adams on 09/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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The Impossible Dream made real. Well done Stu!

Donation by The Dancing Pair on 08/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Doc Lucius! Congrats on the journey completed! much love from all of us.

Donation by on 08/06/13

$100.00

Well done Stu! Completely random ending up at your welcome home party drinking LOTS of champagne in your sister's flat.Your family are lovely.Faye x

Donation by Faye Edwards on 08/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Welcome home x

Donation by Marie, Mick, George and Lily x on 08/06/13

Has been brilliant watching you over the past weeks. Enjoyed it everyday. Hilarious and so extremely clever. Proud of you. Plan the next cycle. Hope to see you soon love Nick and Kerry.

Donation by on 08/06/13

£100.00

Well done mate. Awesome achievement and highly amusing updates on the way

Donation by Mark Wyles on 08/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£10,553.78
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£10,553.78
  • Gift Aid£1,756.86

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