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 "As a cancer survivor myself I am only too aware of the difficulties faced by a diagnosis of cancer.....for a child affected by cancer it can be devastating"..Trevor Woodford (Team Member)   

Cyclists Fighting Cancer helps overcome these difficulties by providing bikes, adapted tricycles and equipment to children and young people whose lives have been affected by cancer.The purpose of our ride is to draw attention to the work that CFC does and raise funds to help them to continue this important work......                                                    

 OUR TEAM AND OUR CHALLENGE:- 

 On the 8th June 2013 our team of four riders and one support driver left the UK in an attempt to cycle through ten countries in ten days - the route we chose meant that we were cycling up to 96 miles a day and as if to make the ride even more of a challenge the combined age of our team was over 300 years. Yes, three of the team are OAPs and two of those are cyclists....(see below)

 The grand finale of the ride was the signature climb of the Giro Di Lombardia from Bellagio on the shores of Lake Como up to the Santuario della Madonna del Ghisallo..known as the 'cyclists chapel'.

 We were following a linear route and passed through the following countries:-  England- The Netherlands-Belgium-France- Luxembourg-Germany-- Lichtenstein - Austria- Switzerland- Italy.  As well as our destination, highlights of the route included the Black Forest and the Swiss/Italian Alps

 The team members were:-

 *TREVOR WOODFORD (cyclist) age65

 *JOHN DONOGHUE (cyclist) age59

 *JON JOYNES (cyclist) age42

 *LORENZO MARASPIN (cyclist) age66

 *DAVID VAUGHAN (support driver) age70

 We all love cycling and are positive that with your help we can make a difference for children and young people whose lives have been affected by cancer......You can checkout the daily progress we made at my blog:- #mce_temp_url#

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Updates 17

The team would like to send out a BIG THANKYOU to Octa Lodge 4397 for the very generous cheque of £100 received this morning.. We really value your support...

02/07/13 12:24

Well we did it.....ten countries in ten days completed. It was intense and relentless, just like we thought it would be. Visit www.purpletraveller.blogspot.co.uk to catch up on the daily stages and more......

01/07/13 10:13

One hour and the teaml sets off on Stage 1. This 1st stage consists of a drive to Colchester & a bike ride around the area..(just a legspinner) finishing at Harwich ferry port. From now on follow the blog & twitter for all the daily updates....

08/06/13 08:49

With just over one day left before we set off, the team is busy with all the last minute details that need to be sorted. Everybody is feeling a bit apprehensive now as all the talking about cycling 10 countries in 10 days is over and we are now faced with actually doing it..!!

06/06/13 10:11

The third and final signed copy of 'Good Vibrations' has been scooped up by Paul Lapworth. Thanks for your donation and support Paul...appreciated by all the team. Not only did your donation clinch the book, it was also the one that broke our target!!!

03/06/13 20:28

Raising money for

Cyclists Fighting Cancer

Cyclists Fighting Cancer

Charity Registration No. 1140017

CYCLISTS FIGHTING CANCER enables children and young people living with cancer across the UK to regain their physical fitness, strength and confidence by giving them new bikes, adapted trikes, tandems, other equipment and support. Physically activity is a key element in rehabilitation from treatments

Donations 76

A further donation from customers of The Merchant of Venice, Lorenzo's delicatessen in Ferndown Dorset.

Donation by Anonymous on 11/07/13

£180.00

We met one of your group at a campsite in Germany- we were the motorcyclists heading for Como too. Moved by your story & your cause, here's our donation. Well done all! Best wishes, the Bike Family :)

Donation by Lucinda Kemp on 30/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Great achievement, and congrats to all involved I would have paid a lot to be fed by Lorenzo every night!

Donation by Rodney Dale on 27/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Trevor and team glad all went well.

Donation by Peter Calcutt on 26/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Jon and team congratulations on reaching your goal. You are cycling Super Hero's. You can have a nice rest now

Donation by Glenys Harrison on 24/06/13

£10.00

Well done Trevor and the team! Glad you achieved it.

Donation by J BOYNTON-LEE on 21/06/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Well done, glad you all made it safely.

Donation by Anonymous on 19/06/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Go Go Go Bro! Cheers David

Donation by David Lowe on 14/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Keep going Jon and team such a brilliant cause x looking forward to hearing about your adventures

Donation by c Chappell on 13/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 13/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 12/06/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Keep pedaling!!

Donation by on 11/06/13

Donation by tracey prosser on 11/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done to you all

Donation by John & Joy on 10/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck & safe journey.

Donation by David Lawery on 10/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Jon you really are an inspiration to us all!

Donation by Andrea Bizley on 07/06/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 07/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Safe and happy riding!

Donation by Anonymous on 06/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Jon and the team best wishes on your trip!

Donation by Anonymous on 06/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Buona fortuna Lorenzo. Adrian e Claire.

Donation by Anonymous on 04/06/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Fresh (!) from the Wheel Heroes Sportive on Sunday another donation foe the cause. Good luck lads.....

Donation by Paul Lapworth on 03/06/13

£30.00

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Wishing you every success and a safe ride

Donation by Michael Evans, Chaiirman DCN on 03/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck boys!

Donation by simon chapman on 03/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck everybody is proud of all of your efforts. Simon

Donation by Simon Calver on 03/06/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck to all of you

Donation by Carl Farr on 02/06/13

£2.00

+ £0.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,691.43
  • Offline donations£236.00
  • Text donations£33.00
  • Total raised£1,960.43
  • Gift Aid£241.75

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