Story

05/07/2011 Update: Another ton from Chris' sister, in laws and neighbours - well done to the extended Allen family there!

13/06/2011 Update: We did it (see left for photographic evidence!) 180 miles in 3 days. Huge thanks to our many sponsors, this page will remain open for several weeks as we milk the last few pennies out of those we know. If you've enjoyed sponsoring us why not tell your friends and family?

28/05/2011 Update: Cracking! The in laws have pledged 50p a mile. That's £93 on the total, £100 for cash...

28/05/2011 Update: So impressed were the kids by my batting this afternoon they have written off all the pocket money I owe them, equating to a £15 donation to the cause

04/05/2011 Update: Thanks very much to Martin Bernstein - got your cheque today mate!

29/04/2011 Update: Congratulations to Chris for raising nearly £500 in offline donations mostly down at the pub. And to anyone who says this was achieved through his waiting outside with a sock full of snooker balls, where's your evidence?!?

14/04/2011 Update: Thanks to my team at work for the change from the Grand National sweepstakes money they didn't spend at the pub at lunchtime - another £15 on the total!

07/04/2011 Update: Many thanks to Matt Jordan for the £20 you slipped me in the pub tonight. I did not forget nor spend it on kebabs!

23/03/2011 Update: We are so unfit the charity has felt the need to move this event back a month until 10th June to allow us to train

Oh dear. It all seemed such a good idea, the beer was talking, it was Christmas and before you knew it these two middle aged blokes had signed up to raise money for the Child Bereavement Charity by cycling from London to Brighton.

But worse was to come. In the cold light of day, when the packs arrived, the lads noticed that Brighton had become Paris. France right? That's a whole different country. Lesson: read the small print. Actually read the large print. On reflection it was pretty clear.

Too late now. And so the training started. Chris bought a bike and Pete hired one - you know those Boris bikes in London - one of those, to ride from Waterloo to the pub to discuss tactics.

So dig deep and encourage such reckless folly, for from this is true charity delivered unto the world. Or something. One thing cannot be contested and that is that this is a truly deserving cause.

The Child Bereavement Charity provides specialised support, information and training to all those affected when a baby or child dies, or when a child is bereaved. By learning continuously from children and parents, CBC leads the way in improving the quality of care offered by professionals to such families, both in the immediate crisis and in the time following the death of someone important in their lives.

Yeah? You can't argue with that can you? We've signed on the line to say we'll raise £3000. Please help us.

Raising money for

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK

Charity Registration No. 1040419

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Every year we train over 4000 professionals, helping them to better understand and meet the needs of grieving families.

Donations 101

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Well done chaps!

Donation by Marcus De' Freitas on 28/06/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done. Hope you had some ice to sit on afterwards.

Donation by Nigel Stent on 23/06/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Chris & team! Great achievement and cause!

Donation by Rocio Blanco on 23/06/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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I know it's after the event Chris, but well done mate - better late than never. That saddle will never be the same.

Donation by John Jeapes on 22/06/11

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Are you still walking like John Wayne, Pete? Very well done. Emma

Donation by EMMA DE-LA-HAYE on 17/06/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Chris, very impressive my friend.

Donation by Chris Toms on 15/06/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Chris and Peter - amazing job!! How are the legs bearing up?!

Donation by Sean & Rach xx on 15/06/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done!

Donation by Joanne Harris on 15/06/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Well done Pete. Great job and great cause.

Donation by Mike Coombes on 14/06/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Chris and Peter. We have watched Chris practising up and down the drive! That was enough for us.

Donation by Lynne and Roy Denning on 13/06/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Chris, we are all thinking of you today - hope you are not too saddle sore :0) Look forward to hearing all about it when you are back in the office!

Donation by Louise Bevan on 13/06/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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I assume the kids are coming otherwise I want my money back.

Donation by ep on 11/06/11

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Good luck Pete - hope it goes well!

Donation by Paula Medcalf on 10/06/11

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Good luck Pete - sitting on your saddle first thing on Day 2 should be fun :-) Cheers Ant

Donation by Anthony Hesse on 10/06/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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I hope you manage to avoid running over too many snails - and that you eat plenty once you reach Paris! Good luck!

Donation by Jonathan Bradley on 10/06/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Pete

Donation by Gill George on 10/06/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck with the ride........ don't pick up any immigrants on the way back :-D x

Donation by Julie Griffiths on 09/06/11

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Good Luck Chris,hope you get a tail wind all the way!

Donation by Billy Smith on 09/06/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck to both of you; enjoy a few beers in Paris and not before!!

Donation by James Travers on 09/06/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Chris - you should be fighting fit for eating pizzas and guzzling red wine in Italy after this! xx

Donation by Claire Bowman on 08/06/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Pete. All the best mate.

Donation by Greg Norman on 07/06/11

£10.00

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Good Luck Chris. Let me know how you get on.

Donation by James Gourlay on 06/06/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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If you were as bald as your father, your aerodynamics would be perferct! All the best, Mom and Dad

Donation by Hilary Allen on 03/06/11

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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BEST OF LUCK AND DON'T FORGET THE VASELINE

Donation by charlie molloy on 03/06/11

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Enjoy....and good luck to you both.

Donation by Rachel Purkis on 02/06/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,845.00
  • Offline donations£785.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,630.00
  • Gift Aid£634.87

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