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Updated on Aug 27th 2012 at 7:11 AM from the JustGiving API

Day 3 was mostly downhill and we had nice weather

Updated on Aug 27th 2012 at 7:10 AM from the JustGiving API

Day 2 was hard with some very long steep and shorter very very steep hills. The weather was atrocious, raining all day...so very few picture opportunities

Updated on Aug 27th 2012 at 7:06 AM from the JustGiving API

Reasonable weather and a long steady climb out of Whitehaven saw some time for a few pics

Updated on Aug 27th 2012 at 7:03 AM from the JustGiving API

The start...9:30 on the 24th August 2012 at Whitehaven.

Thanks for checking in.

I plan to do the C2C Cycle Route - from the West coast of England to the East coast. It's 140 miles from Whitehaven on the West coast to Tynemouth (Newcastle) on the East coast and I plan to do this over 3 days (there are some BIG hills in the way as it goes over the Lake District and The Penine Way!)

You can find out about it here http://www.c2c-guide.co.uk/

As I'm currently 20 Stone, I'll be aiming to lose a bit of weight beforehand - but regardless of how that pans out I will be cycling this route in August.

I would love for you to donate some money to a local charity that I think deserves some recognition - St Helenas Hospice. They do tremendous work to help people with terminal illnesses to enjoy their lives.

I have no target figure - but I would just love to raise as much for this charity as I possibly could.

Every penny you donate will be straight to the charity. Accomodation, travel and any other requirements will be at my own expense.

So please donate if you can.

Thanks so much!

Updates 5

So it's here. Day 1 is tomorrow The knee is behaving. I went out on a 20 miler today to give it a run through and it was fine - though there were no massive hills I'm looking forward to it now. Davey and Andy are booked in in Carlisle. Sorry Grant can't make it More to follow

23/08/12 19:54

I'm currently getting all my kit ready - change of clothing - maps - phone GPS software - phone portable chargers - phone handlebar holder - new grippier tyres - new "self seal" inner tubes - saddle bag for essentials - mini maps - bungees for extra kit It's all coming together

15/08/12 11:51

10 days to go. My knee injury is much better - but this week is my first week on a bike in 4 weeks! It's slightly painful going up hills or starting off pedalling - but there's a week left so I should be fine. It'll be done regardless. Really looking forward to it

15/08/12 11:48

I hope to post pictures each day, but that will depend on internet availability. It may have to wait until I'm back. Accomodation booked. Friends ready (Davey Blackmore and two more riders have joined us - Andy McIntyre, Grant Boardman - welcome aboard) Roll on the 24th August!

01/08/12 10:13

Only 4 weeks to go now and I'm very excited. I'm hoping for good weather as it's such a beautiful part of the country - but then I guess we're all hoping for good weather! I'm up to 150 miles cycling a week with my biggest ride being 52 miles in 3.5 hours everaging 15-16mph.

01/08/12 10:08

Raising money for

St Helena Hospice

St Helena Hospice

Charity Registration No. 280919

St Helena Hospice is for anyone living in North Essex and parts of Mid Essex who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and all services are free of charge to patients and their families. For additional information please visit www.sthelenahospice.org.uk or call 01206 845566.

Donations 67

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Well done Andrew and the lads ;-)

Donation by andrew mcmillan on 30/08/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Andy, David and Billy, great effort lads.

Donation by John Stewart on 29/08/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Billy, rather you than me!

Donation by Sam Jameson on 28/08/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Mark Wilson on 25/08/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck guys. Doing well !!!!

Donation by Craig Mcnab on 24/08/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good Luck Dad and David!!(and everyone else!!) :D :D :D xxxx

Donation by Dyan McIntyre on 24/08/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck to you guys, hope all goes well.

Donation by Stuart McIntyre on 23/08/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck guys. :)

Donation by Wiliam Chrystal on 23/08/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by jim mclaughlin on 23/08/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Best of Luck Guys, im sure you will all power across them hills. Ride Safe :0)

Donation by Graham Delvin on 23/08/12

£70.00

+ £17.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Billy!!

Donation by Alex Stevens on 19/08/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 18/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Billy from another 20 stoner soon to be 15!! Enjoy the experience and doing it for such a good reason. Lots of love Matt and Jules xxxx

Donation by Matt Bulloch & Julie Gordon on 18/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Thank you Jean, Dennis and Heidi

Donation by Jean, Dennis and Heidi on 17/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Richard Stevens on 16/08/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Billy - You're my favourite persosn in ALL of Call Assist and, indeed, the world!

Donation by Gill Moodie on 15/08/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck Billy. X

Donation by Mick & Jen Rudling on 11/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Best of luck Billy.

Donation by Chris Gilson on 01/08/12

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Donation by Anonymous on 01/08/12

£5.00

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Good Luck Billybear! you can do it!!!!

Donation by Becky Rawlings on 31/07/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck with the chaffing Billy Bear!

Donation by Linda Baker on 31/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Billy, hope your knee holds out.

Donation by Steve Rawlings on 31/07/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Best of luck Billy!!

Donation by Lee Puffett on 30/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck x

Donation by Lois strong on 30/07/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck Billy, not that it'll be needed :-)

Donation by Andy McIntyre on 03/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,156.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£26.00
  • Total raised£1,182.00
  • Gift Aid£269.00

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