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Our Charities

We have two Just Giving pages set up for our chosen charities - one for Julia's House (www.justgiving.com/cyclingnomads1) and this one for SOS Children’s Villages as there are no facilities set up a donation page that organises money to be sent to both charities. We would like to raise £10,000 for each charity. 

Therefore we would like to ask you to take the time to check both sites and decide which charity you would like your sponsorship to go towards.

Who we are

Kelly Jordan, a local teacher at Baden-Powell and St. Peter’s Middle school in Poole and David Whiddon, a first aid and sea survival trainer for the RNLI will take to the roads in November 2008.

What we plan to achieve

We will be setting off on a journey of a lifetime to raise funds for a local charity, Julia’s House - a local Dorset children's hospice and the international charity, SOS Children’s Villages. We are planning on cycling approximately 15,000 miles. Our journey will be starting in Ushuaia, at the Southern tip of Argentina in South America and we plan to cycle to Alaska, the extreme Northwest portion of the North American continent.

We anticipate that we will be on the road for up to 2 years, facing extreme weather conditions and the challenging terrain that the American continent has to offer. We plan to cycle the world’s driest desert and along the high altitude mountain regions of the Andes.

By doing the trip by bicycle we are hoping it will bring us closer to the environment and help us learn about the ever changing world that we live in. Travelling by bike will help us to leave a minimal impact upon the environment.

Along the way, we will be experiencing new cultures and places, and with this knowledge we plan to create educational links between local and international schools. We want to help children understand the links between their own lives and that of other people by giving talks in schools pre-departure and whilst en-route. Along the way we aim to create educational packs for schools to use in order to bring in a global perspective into the classroom.

We are hoping to spend time visiting the SOS Children’s Villages along the way to find out first hand how the money we raise will be used.

To learn a bit more about our trip, get in contact or keep track of where we are  - why not visit our website: www.cyclingnomads.com

Thank you  so much for supporting us - we would love you to add a comment for us to read on this site. Perhaps you could also include which country you are from too. 

See you on the road...

Additional Information

Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor us. SOS Children's Village will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no additional cost to you.

Raising money for

SOS Children's Villages UK

SOS Children's Villages UK

Charity Registration No. 1069204

SOS Children is a global authority on nurturing and supporting families. We provide direct care for orphaned and abandoned children, and we work with local communities to keep fragmenting families together. For more information about our work around the world please visit www.soschildren.org.

Donations 62

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Our Christmas donation, a very Merry Christmas to one and all!!! Love Margie and Rob xxx

Donation by Robert McIntosh on 07/12/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Dave & Kelly, This donation is from Alan, Julie, Paul and Carla. Good friends and neighbours of Ann and Doug, Best wishes

Donation by Harriet Downs on 09/10/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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In memory of Kelly's Grandad, Doug Jordan who passed away peacefully on 21 September 2009.

Donation by Margie and Rob on 05/10/09

£10.00

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Donation by David Goswell on 04/10/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Congralutions on your fantastic progress

Donation by Dad & Debbie on 25/08/09

£100.00

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A little bit extra to keep you going...

Donation by Natasha leedsjld.com on 21/07/09

£115.00

+ £32.44 Gift Aid

Wish we were joining you! Debs and Jack's stories will no doubt make us very jealous! (We met you at their wedding if you're wondering..!)

Donation by Becky & Dan Webb on 23/05/09

£100.00

Great to get the latest update! I'm insanely jealous!!

Donation by Fran Hughes on 30/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

You are an inspirational pair - good luck for the rest of the trip - love your blogs!

Donation by Anonymous on 26/04/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

It´s fantastic what you are both doing, We should all do a little to help. I truly hope the target is reached. Love Lucie xx

Donation by Lucie Whiddon on 29/03/09

£20.00

Very impressive website. Good luck for the rest of Peru.

Donation by Peter & Beverley on 27/03/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Exceptional and truly inspirational. Congratulations so far and best of luck with the rest of the journey!

Donation by Anonymous on 23/03/09

£100.00

Best wishes from us. 2 years is one heck of a long time!!

Donation by Dale and Neil Wildon on 16/03/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Enjoying your bloggs. Good luck in the Atacama desert xx

Donation by Steve, Heather and Stacie x on 07/02/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Its one year ago today since you first set up this fund-raising site and only another year to go! Missing you loads.Keep safe.

Donation by Mum and Rob on 03/02/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

bloody cheek going off enjoying yourselves, hope you ve got plenty of vaseline!

Donation by Andy trolley boy on 03/02/09

£100.00

Good luck and have an amazing time

Donation by Jane and Jim on 01/02/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Thanks for the e-mail update. What an amazing journey, hope you raise loads of money ! Emm

Donation by Emmanuelle Hillion on 30/01/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck and have fun

Donation by Neil Russell on 18/12/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Keep on pedaling ! Take care, P&J x

Donation by Paul and Jill on 30/11/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Hope you are both well. Sorry it's taken me so long! Lots of love... Hope to hear from you soon. Natasha

Donation by Katie Whiddon on 20/11/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

wish you both all the very best, good luck .

Donation by m.herbert on 18/11/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Sorry I missed you both before you went - wishing you all the luck on your journey! Keep us all informed, will be thinking of you. Becs xx

Donation by Becs Powell on 11/11/08

£20.00

Have a great trip. Makes my John O'Groats to Lands End look like a walk in the park. Neil ( Friend of Barbara Brrowning)

Donation by Neil Jordan on 30/10/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

We'll be thinking of you lots! Enjoy every minute and go for it!

Donation by Marie & Shaun on 29/10/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,572.17
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,572.17
  • Gift Aid£319.33

* Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.