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With the recent launch of Boris’s London Barclays Cycle Hire, and our forthcoming race across India in a Rickshaw, we thought it would be appropriate to organise our own 'pre-race race' in order to raise some much needed money for Frank Water Projects

On Thursday 2nd September, we intend to pedal our way across London, aiming to be the first, or at least one of the first people to cycle the entire capital on the new Barclays bikes.  Not only will we be doing the full journey on one of the 23kg beasts, but we will be stopping off at every single docking station along the way to swap our bikes around.  Please visit findmeachallenge.com for a full route (trust us, its unlike any other route you have seen:-)) and further details about this most crazy of rides – this is a race that is most definitely worth reading about...  In short:

73 miles – distance as the crow flies

100 miles - the distance we will cycle (at the very least)

24 hours – the time taken

2 – the number of teams

350ish – the number of docking stations we will be stopping at

4:00mins – the time we will have to get between each docking station

23kg – the weight of a Barclays Cycle

And now that we have your attention… the Charity.  We really believe in this one, and any money you donate will be going straight to the charity (you are not paying for our holiday).

Many of us tend to take our access to clean drinking water, and that magical tap that provides us with water on demand, for granted.  Unfortunately though, this is only a dream for many people around the world, ONE BILLION of whom lack access to clean, safe drinking water.  Because of this, UNICEF estimate that 4000 children die every day due to dirty water and poor sanitation, many of whom live in India, where Frank Water Projects focus most of their efforts.  The charity works to fund facilities that provide entire villages with access to clean, safe water.  To date they have funded over 58 facilities which have benefited more than 400,000 people, but need more funding.

We would ask you, by sponsoring us on this insane ride, to lend your support to Frank Water, so that they continue to save thousands of lives by providing people them with this most basic of all necessities.

Many thanks for your support.

Patrick, Jon and John

Raising money for

Frank Water Projects

Frank Water Projects

Charity Registration No. 1121273

FRANK Water sets up sustainable, community-owned clean water projects in some of the poorest communities in India. To date, we’ve allocated funds for over 100 clean water projects, providing access to safe, clean drinking water for more than 180,000 people. Join us and be part of the solution.

Donations 59

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Donation by Jan Wilson on 08/10/10

£25.00

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Well done guys. Great effort and glad to have been able to help.

Donation by James Johnson on 08/09/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Well done guys!

Donation by Gayle Vidgen on 07/09/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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God bless you in this marvellous effort to help the people of India.

Donation by Evelyn Aykroyd on 04/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done guys, an excellent time.

Donation by Christine Stephens on 04/09/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Wonderful.

Donation by Chris Gerhard on 04/09/10

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Epic work, fair play to you all.

Donation by Paul Beckitt on 04/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Congratulations (from a rather less ambitious BorisBiker) on a stunning achievement for a great cause!

Donation by Victorine on 03/09/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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I promised on borisbikes.co.uk to "sponsor you for at least £50 minus hire charges you rack up". As your just 132.25 short of target here it is.

Donation by D J Clark on 03/09/10

£132.25

+ £37.30 Gift Aid

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Awesome! Well done guys, didn't think you would do it - the maths blew me away!

Donation by Ben Bishop on 03/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Brilliant. Well done. No matter how many keys you used!

Donation by BikerBloke on 03/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Maynard Case on 03/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Cracking achievement - keeping the great British tradition of eccentric challenges alive & well :-)

Donation by Ben Lovejoy on 03/09/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Well done gents. Will you be auctioning off your shorts for the charity too?

Donation by BJORN STEVENS on 03/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Congratulations guys - good work.

Donation by Alex Harley on 03/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good to catch up with you boys for some brief docking in North West London last night. You must have been shattered when you finished at 7:30!! Pete

Donation by Pete Mackenzie on 03/09/10

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Fantastic achievement guys - very well done and now the other half of the donation! Mum and Dad

Donation by Sue Bishop on 03/09/10

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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Great work guys :)

Donation by @simon_macl on 03/09/10

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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Well done Pat. Gareth

Donation by Gareth Baldwin on 03/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck, quality challenge!

Donation by Archie Watts-Farmer on 02/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Hope it's going well and Boris' bikes are up to the challenge! At least you get an engine next time...

Donation by Nicola and Alex on 02/09/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Gods speed.

Donation by Tom Crawley on 02/09/10

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Love this challenge (found you from @AboutLondon on Twitter

Donation by NancyO on 02/09/10

£50.00

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Hope it's going well!

Donation by Mike Rogers on 02/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Great challenge... what's next?! Lots of luck

Donation by sarah gallagher on 02/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,675.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,675.00
  • Gift Aid£423.08

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