Thanks for taking the time to visit our 1000 Mile Bike Challenge JustGiving page.

A team from MK Dons are braving the elements and the 1000 miles from Lands End to John O'Groats in June to raise money for two very worthy charities, Help for Heroes (The Football League's charity of the season) and MK Dons Sport and Education Trust who will each receive 50% of the total raised on this page.

The team consists of Paul Mitchell, MK Dons Community Ambassador, Darren Oldroyd, Director of Football and Community in the SET, James Parkinson, MK Dons Head of Partnerships, John Lloyd, MK Dons Business Development Executive and Dave Pearson from Milton Keynes-based company Filmology.


Local bicycle manufacturer Trek are also supporting the challenge by donating the lads bikes, training equipment and all the Trek clothing they would ever need to get them through the challenge; the SET would also like to thank the following companies who have pledged their support so far;

Bike Challenge Partner's Trek Bikes Amway Wallace Cameron Marshall Cycle plus AYMTM Case Security Jim & Gwen Mann Schueco

Corporate Bike Challenge Teams Bullerwell ROK Filmology Schueco Energie Fitness Dunstable Firestation Case Puratos RFE International Purcell Solicitors Wallace Cameron and Honda

Day Sponsors Day 1- Smart Moves Recruitment Day 2-GPF Brickwork & Scaffolding Ltd Day 3- Ruth and Mark Turner Day 4- Holistic Logistics (MK) Ltd Day 5- MK Dons First Team players and staff Day 6- DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Keynes Day 7- Wallace Cameron Day 8- The Birch at Woburn Day 9- Keith and Claire Andrews Day 10- CRS


Mitch explains why he is taking on this momentous task “With th fact that the Football League nominated Help for Heroes as their charity of the season and made me personally (alongside MK Dons player Peter Leven) one of 12 Ambassadors for the charity within the league, we thought we should be doing our part in the Sport and Education Trust to promote these links and of course our own targets. The idea of a bike ride really does fit in with our promotion of health and fitness and with Trek’s support we will hopefully be able to continue to make a real impact on people’s lives in Milton Keynes and throughout the United Kingdom.”


Dave continues,"I was delighted to support these causes, the idea started as a personal challenge between myself and Darren before we realised it could be a really good way to make a positive impact in our community doing something we love"


James added, "All our supporters know what great work the Trust do in the community and as for Help for Heroes, that doesn't really need an explanation does it! Everyone understands the importance of this charity and that is demonstratedby the Football League nominating them as the 2009/10 Official Charity partner. I love my cycling and to be able to combine it with this effort for two worthwhile causes is worth the blood, sweat and (most probably) tears."

John continued, "The magnitude of what we have set out to do is massive and the realisation of that is getting bigger every day! Seven to eight hours a day in the saddle, every day for ten days covering around 1000 miles i do find myself asking why I agreed to do it!"

"Having spent my life in Milton Keynes and looking back as a teenager how I would have benefitted from the work of the Sport and Education Trust, there is a personal goal in taking part in the challenge. Not only will we be able to feel a sense of achievement, the kind you can chat about over a pint after a match 'Oh yeah I have run a marathon' or 'I blitzed three Peaks', but we will also have the feeling of actually making a difference in the lives of people in and around Milton Keynes."


Darren concludes "It's not every year a fantastic opportunity to make such a difference arises and we really do have to grab the bull (not Donny) by the horns and show what kind of an impact we can make in the Sport and Education Trust. It is also a personal challenge for me having recently undergone a hip replacment operation due to my playing days with Everton and Wolves"


Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.


The SET Team

Updates 0

Raising money for

MK Dons Sport and Education Trust

MK Dons Sport and Education Trust

Charity Registration No. 1123762

The SET aims to lead the development and delivery of high quality, inclusive and innovative sporting, educational and healthy lifestyle opportunities that raise aspiration, achievement and attainment throughout the region.

Raising money for

Run by MK Dons Sport and Education Trust

Charity Registration No. 1123762

Donations 163

Simply amazing! Im in awe at this feat. Congrats guys, really well done!

Donation by Tamara Vise on 22/07/10


+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Congratulations to you and the team for an amazing effort - well done from everyone here at Queensway Print and in our team!

Donation by Bob Varney on 13/07/10


Well done to you all - a very worthy cause. Best wishes from Chris and Gordon

Donation by john Cove on 05/07/10


Well done to you all especially u mitch, you've covered more miles in a week than I have in my career !!! All our love Clive, Imogen and Maddie xxx

Donation by clive platt on 01/07/10


+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Well done to you all, especially Dave! It is a massive achievement and a great effort made by you all.

Donation by Sarah Ballinger on 01/07/10


+ £22.56 Gift Aid

It was real pleasure (& painful) to take part in this event & help you raise money for a great cause. You should all be v proud of your achievement!

Donation by Tony Brearley on 29/06/10


+ £282.05 Gift Aid

Additional funds from P&MM sponsorship

Donation by Dave Pearson on 28/06/10


+ £33.00 Gift Aid

My part in exchange for Darren Gray's swimathon.

Donation by Matt Cove on 23/06/10


+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Donation by Darren Gray on 23/06/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done- hopefully target gets met.

Donation by Antony Moore on 21/06/10


Donation from England vs Algeria Corporate Event raffle Thank you all!

Donation by England Fans on 21/06/10


+ £210.93 Gift Aid

A little extra for finishing chaps. Well Done

Donation by Sep Paolucci on 21/06/10


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well done Dave, sorry to miss you in the Forest of Bowland, it looked like a hard day, best wishes, Phil

Donation by Phil Atkinson on 20/06/10


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well done Dave and all the team. What an achievement! Mabel Sidebotham

Donation by Bernard Pearson on 18/06/10


+ £9.59 Gift Aid

Lynne Pleasant - Thanks Lynne

Donation by Dave Pearson on 18/06/10


+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Well done fallas

Donation by Neil Solanki on 17/06/10


+ £3.10 Gift Aid

Well Done Bud, Great excuse for you to get that Lycra back on..... Richard will be proud of you!!! Keith and Claire x x x

Donation by keith andrews on 16/06/10


+ £70.51 Gift Aid

Well done to everyone, hard going but well worth it, see you soon x Elaine, Megan and Mitchell

Donation by Elaine Mitchell on 16/06/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done James. Enjoy the debriefing this evening, just hope you don't finish with a sore head as well as sore legs.

Donation by Mum + Dad. xx on 15/06/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

..and well done from me and Jacs

Donation by Andrew and Jacqui Cullen on 15/06/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Kit Launch - 11.06.10

Donation by Andrew Cullen on 15/06/10


+ £31.59 Gift Aid

Congrats everyone must all be so proud !

Donation by Rachel Addy on 15/06/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done Dave keep it going, not long to go now!

Donation by James Wilkins on 15/06/10


+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Well done Dave - great cause and amazing achievement.

Donation by ellen perton on 14/06/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation by Dennis O'Meara on 14/06/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£11,169.33
  • Offline donations£10,429.82
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£21,599.15
  • Gift Aid£2,270.32

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