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Thanks for supporting Boris v Le Tour! 
 (http://borisvletour.strikingly.com/)

We thought it might just be possible to haul a 50lb Boris bike a daunting 190km around stage 1 of the 2014 Tour de France in Yorkshire, over hill, dale and Buttertubs Pass, and get it back to London in 24 hours with every donation adding fire to our bellies.

It turns out that endless 17% gradients combined with 204km of riding (not the advertised 190km!) while on a 50lb bike with three gears is rather tough - though as it turns out not impossible.

If only they hadn't closed the M1 on the way back we'd have done it in the allotted 24 hours and not been 40 minutes late... Please don't fine us!

Thank you from the team - Andy Sloan, Dave Barker, Lewis Baguley, Pog Pattison and Dave Parkes. And thank you to the kind man with the van - Alan Walker!

WHY?

In May 2013 Andy's father-in-law, Andy Vargo, was diagnosed with liver cancer - and within three months he was gone, just weeks before his first grandson was born. In March 2014 Pog's uncle, John Pattison, died after a long battle with a brain tumour. 

The phenomenal care provided by the nurses and staff at Macmillan Cancer Support helped both families a great deal during those long weeks and we want to raise as much money as possible to help them support others.

The ride is also in support of Ruth Hayllar, mum of three, who survived bowel cancer in 2011 before being diagnosed with inoperable bowel cancer again in October 2013. Please read her blog, The Pooh Stick Queen, and share your support.

MORE PHOTOS at borisvletour.strikingly.com

WATCH THE FILM ON YOUTUBE: 

http://youtu.be/0yv3FzNKe5A

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And here's THE FILM! http://borisvletour.strikingly.com/ If you can, please share it or pass it onto anyone who you think might enjoy it or be inspired by it, so we can raise even more valuable funds for Macmillan and the work they do helping families going through hell.

03/07/14 12:11

Started work on Boris v Le Tour the MOVIE!!!

02/06/14 11:11

Over £2k! That's amazing. Thank you! We got a mention in the London Evening Standard today too so fingers crossed the donations will keep in coming. Please share the photos with anyone you think might be tickled by them.

02/06/14 11:11

For more photos, maps, videos and information on the team please go to the Boris v Le Tour website: http://borisvletour.strikingly.com/

01/06/14 08:49

Boris 1, Le Tour 0. But M1 roadworks 1, 24 hour challenge 0. In recovery. More to follow. Thanks for the AMAZING support.

01/06/14 03:52

Raising money for

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Charity Registration No. 261017

At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis affects everything and we’re here to help people feel more in control. How do we do this? By providing a range of medical, emotional, financial and practical support and pushing for better cancer care. Because no one should face cancer alone.

Raising money for

Run by Macmillan Cancer Support

Charity Registration No. 261017

Donations 188

Guys, I just stumbled across you video om YouTube. Your are completely insane! Seriously well done, what a fantastic thing to do for a great cause. Good on ya.

Donation by Tom on 20/09/14

Donation by Hayden on 19/08/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Hope your arses have recovered - great effort. Sorry donation is late - I'm Welsh!

Donation by Nick Butler on 02/08/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done all.

Donation by Ben Golding on 29/07/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Carol and Jerry on 15/07/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Graham C on 15/07/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Andy (and the team). A fantastic way of raising money for such a good cause.

Donation by Liz and Graham Marshall on 14/07/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

felicitations to andy and the team

Donation by Clare & Pascal on 08/07/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Top effort!

Donation by Katy C on 07/07/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

You crazy.

Donation by Thomas O'Driscoll on 07/07/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Respect! :-)

Donation by Sam Marshall on 07/07/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Mike Morton circulated your video around our work. What a fantastic and imaginative way to raise money for a good cause! Well done to all of you :-)

Donation by Amy Marsden on 07/07/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Great effort guys!

Donation by Gavin and Isla on 07/07/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Brilliant, I hoe you enjoyed and will return to see more of Yorkshire at leisure!

Donation by Hilary from Spain on 07/07/14

£20.00

Well done guys

Donation by Ross O'Driscoll on 07/07/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 07/07/14

£5.00

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Incredible effort guys, I hope the views were worth the struggle. Really amazing thing to do for charity Xxx

Donation by Emma on 06/07/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Fantastic, well done

Donation by David Cooper on 06/07/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good effort, great inspiration.

Donation by Anonymous on 06/07/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Great idea, well done!

Donation by Katy B on 06/07/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 06/07/14

£3.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 06/07/14

£2.00

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having hopefully recovered from cancer ( you never fully know !!) the three lads just prove that there are still good people around us. many thanks.

Donation by Anonymous on 06/07/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

As a Boris Bike rider I know how hard it is to ride them. Absolutely brilliant. Boris himself should donate for the publicity it produced !!

Donation by Kip on 06/07/14

£10.00

A cracking effort lads. Well done.

Donation by Darryl on 05/07/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,458.74
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£245.00
  • Total raised£3,703.74
  • Gift Aid£829.50

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