On 14th June, my brother and I, along with six friends will be setting off on a West to East Coast Race Across America (RAAM). This relay cycling event spans 3000 miles, 12 states and 88 counties. We are aiming to complete this non-stop challenge in eight days, riding between 350 and 500 miles a day.

Shortly after this, we will be heading over to Istanbul to take on the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Race. This 6.5km historical swim crosses two continents - Europe to Asia, across one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.

We are taking on these two overseas sporting challenges to raise money for two charities that are very close to our hearts ...

It was shocking to learn that nearly three times more women die from coronary heart disease than breast cancer. We're passionate about raising awareness of this killer disease and money raised from these challenges will go towards funding the British Heart Foundation's life-saving heart research. 

The other charity we're supporting is the Michael Matthews Foundation. Mike tragically died descending the summit of Mount Everest. The Foundation helps to provide education to children all over the world. Mike's brother James, is part of our team.

It means everything to have your support, and thanks in particular goes to Martin Gilbert and Aberdeen Asset Management for their invaluable sponsorship for getting us, quite literally on the road. Every donation will give us extra power to pedal (and paddle) all the way to the finish lines!

Thank you so much.

Raising money for

BHF and Michael Matthews Foundation

BHF and Michael Matthews Foundation

Charity Registration No. 225971 and 1079956

About BHF: Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer. Your donations power our life-saving research. Join our fight for every heartbeat. About MMF: Mikes’ Foundation specialises in helping to provide an education to children who are unlikely otherwise to receive one.

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Sorry this is so late Pips. What a completely incredible achievement - am full of awe for the madness and impressiveness of it all! Enormous enormous congratulations xxx

Donation by Is on 07/08/14


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Very impressed!

Donation by Anonymous on 06/08/14


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Hello Pippa, Have a nice summer ! :) Kiss, Arthur

Donation by Arthur de Soultrait on 05/08/14

300,00 €

Great effort

Donation by Archie on 05/08/14


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What an amazing achievement Pippa and team. Congratulations. You definitely deserve your R&R!

Donation by Leo (RBSS) on 25/07/14


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Congratulations. So impressive xx

Donation by Olive on 23/07/14


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Congratulations Pippa (and James!) on the completion of your gruelling challenges. What an accomplishment, well done! Best wishes from an American fan who's read and loved all of your work.

Donation by Sarah on 21/07/14


Congratulations. What a tremendous achievement - and such a worthy cause. Read about you in Hello and though the least I could do was donate. You are inspirational. NZ Coast to Coast next year perhaps

Donation by Catherine on 19/07/14


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Keep going P!! So proud of you, amazing work xxx

Donation by Katie Readman on 15/07/14


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Dear Pippa, many congratulations on your Coast to Coast trip across America. It really was the most fantastic achievement to have cycled so far. Good luck with your swim across the Bosphorus Strait!

Donation by Eduardo Sanchez Perez on 15/07/14


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Donation by Anonymous on 11/07/14


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Congrats on all your hard work!

Donation by Anonymous on 10/07/14

Well Done !!! Such a great effort x I hope your muscles are ok

Donation by Fliss Bertram on 10/07/14


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Donation by Louis Tucker on 10/07/14


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Thought I'd donate another £20. On a side note, I love you Pippa! If you ever break up with Nico Jackson, I'll always be waiting for you and I'd be very happy to marry you and let you dominate me!

Donation by Duncan Peck on 06/07/14


Donation by Hookie / Sam on 05/07/14


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Stage one down, now for the swim! Awesome achievement dop, wish ethel and I could join! lots of love Pitha and TK xxxx

Donation by thierry kelaart on 03/07/14


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Better late than never ! Well done !

Donation by RP Mustique on 02/07/14


Well done! So impressed! x

Donation by Nats and Ruperts on 02/07/14

Well done to you all! I would donate a thousand pounds or a million but I'm not that rich. So you will have to do with just £20 from me. Loving your Celebrate book as well Pippa. It's amazing!

Donation by Duncan Peck on 01/07/14


exhausting, bonkers, please sit still for a while

Donation by R and Z on 01/07/14


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You must be proud of yourself Pippa! Congratulations to the team!!!

Donation by Chris M. on 26/06/14

100,00 €

Such a fantastic challenge x

Donation by Anonymous on 25/06/14


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Hi, Pippa: I met you in Annapolis and you were so gracious as to allow my husband to take a picture of us together; I had asked you about your nephew(!) and where you did your training. Thanks again!

Donation by Ginnie Grevett on 23/06/14

20,00 €

Wow amazing! Good Luck Pippa. See you soon xx

Donation by Sarah Hammond on 23/06/14


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Donation summary

  • * Online donations£21,145.79
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£21,145.79
  • Gift Aid£3,592.50

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