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Thanks for visiting my fundraising page, especially if we don't know each other. Now you're here, please donate something. Why not Text STBS70 £10 to 70070 (UK only) to be a hero the painless way.

I signed up to ride to Paris and I damn well did it - my sponsors get what they pay for! I did the equivalent of 6 London to Brighton rides in 4 days I burnt at least 10,000 calories and climbed many thousand feet. I hadn't been on a road bike in 20 years but I got it worked out and only had one little fall which has created a tasty bruise. My thighs ache and I have the remains of a hangover from the final night.

I rode for St Barnabas House Hospice who looked after my best friend Trev in his last few months.  Until you need a hospice you don't realise how valuable their work is. They really improved life for Trev, his family and friends. That stay was paid for by other people so I wanted to help out of gratitude to them and to look after the next amazing dad, brother, son and friend who winds up in there.

I really appreciate your support in doing something great in Trev's memory. I've paid for the bike, logistics and accommodation etc. so all your money will go to St Barnabas - most of it already has. Please help me make the pain worthwhile!

Thanks

Martin

 

Updates 24

I did the ride. It was tough but brilliant. It was hillier than expected and one day I got absolutely frozen but it was all part of the experience. You can still donate so please do. Let's make it to £3500!

14/05/13 08:09

Ed said "if you've got your lycra tight enough you're going to smoke them frenchie hills and ride out like a rude mothers" touching, sniff!

06/05/13 10:00

Changed bike set up and went for a test run over The Bostal. It went OK. I set a new PB but was still pretty slow! At least the knees and back were OK.

06/05/13 10:22

Suddenly got some serious knee and back worries. Hopefully it's just psychosomatic but the knees feel well dodgy...:-(

03/05/13 09:39

Fundraising going well; I'm past my target now though some of this money was "donated" by me. Last long ride tomorrow before the big one. Apparently many miss the ferry on day one. That won't be me. My sponsors get what they pay for!

29/04/13 03:42

Raising money for

St Barnabas House

St Barnabas House

Charity Registration No. 256789

St Barnabas House provides specialist palliative care for adults with advanced, progressive, life-limiting illnesses and support for their families.

Donations 145

Fantastic achievement mate, you can be very proud of yourself. A great cause has benefitted in memory of your best friend.

Donation by Mark friend-james on 10/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Kuniko Oyakawa on 07/06/13

10,00 €

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 07/06/13

£10.00

via sms

Well done Nutty! xx

Donation by Jo Lech on 07/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by on 07/06/13

£60.39

Well done to you sir! That is a fabulous amount of cash too. I hope to see you soon for a sherry or two.

Donation by Martin and Katie on 26/05/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

well done on completing your challenge for a very worthy cause. sure Trev would be proud of you

Donation by Anonymous on 18/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 18/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Martin, amazing thing to do for your best mate. The world needs more people like you! Trev would be over the moon to know what you're doing for him. Good work sir and good luck :)

Donation by Dan King on 14/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Wow Well done Nutty!! Great cause xx

Donation by Anonymous on 13/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by mary lines on 12/05/13

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

A worthy cause. Let's hope I never need someone like you to do the same thing in my memory!

Donation by Peter Hullah on 12/05/13

20,00 €

£3k ...awesome, well done. Enjoy the ride.

Donation by @boffchops Jay Thompson on 10/05/13

Donation by Anonymous on 10/05/13

£10.00

Donation by Anonymous on 09/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck Nutty Love The Paines xxxxxxxxxx

Donation by Victoria Paine on 08/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Hi Martin I am Trev's auntie and wish you well with your challenge, it is for a very worthy cause

Donation by Brenda Eardley on 08/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

text donation

Good luck nutty, trev would be proud x

Donation by Jackie Scriven on 08/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

via sms

Good luck in your mammoth effort. Trevor was a lovely man. We knew him through Sarah, arnie and Norma.

Donation by Rachel & Chris Redgrove in Cornwall on 08/05/13

£10.00

Good luck, a great cause x

Donation by Liz Chamberlain (Addy) on 07/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Will be thinking of you Nutty, hope you've packed some cans of special brew, your going to need them !!xx

Donation by rachel lewis-gallagher on 07/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

text donation

Good luck ! Always the best taken far too soon. X

Donation by Natalie Scriven on 07/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

via sms

Good luck martin

Donation by John Christian on 07/05/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Nutty xx

Donation by Donna Cluze on 07/05/13

£10.00

Donation by Neil Collins on 07/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,344.77
  • Offline donations£118.53
  • Text donations£95.00
  • Total raised£3,558.30
  • Gift Aid£612.00

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