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We are cycling between Whitehaven (Cumbria) and Whitby (North Yorkshire) during the last weekend of July 2012 in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

 

The challenge starts with dipping the back wheel of the bike in the Irish Sea and will complete with the dipping of the front wheel in the North Sea.

 

We like a challenge and just in case we didn't think that cycling a very hilly 175 miles wasn't enough we have also added two of the steepest climbs in the UK to our ride as well (Hardknott Pass (Cumbria) and Rosedale Chimney (North Yorkshire) through 3 of the UK's most beautiful National Parks (Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors), stopping at interesting places along the route and all in support of a cause that we believe in.

 

All of the costs will be paid for from our own pockets i.e. train travel, subsistence etc.  This means that every pound that you donate will go to help GOSH - if you are a UK tax payer then please, if possible, Gift Aid your donation - doesn't cost you anything but maximises your donation.

 

The reason that we chose to help GOSH is for the reasons listed below:

 

- A lot of people do not realise that Great Ormond Street Hospital face an incredible task – to raise over £50 million every year. 

 

- The charity exists to support Great Ormond Street Hospital so that it can remain at the forefront of international paediatric medicine and continue to offer specialist, world-class care to thousands of patients every year. 

 

You can find a breakdown on the GOSH website which shows where the money goes.

 

Thank you for your time reading this and for your donation.

 

Simon & Alex

 

Raising money for

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (GOSHCC)

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (GOSHCC)

Charity Registration No. 235825

We need to raise £50 million each year to help rebuild and refurbish Great Ormond Street Hospital, buy vital equipment and fund essential research. With your help we can make a real difference for our very ill children & their families.

Donations 19

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Well done! What a mammoth ride!

Donation by Lucie Carter on 31/08/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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...and I'd have paid my money just for you getting up the Hardnott Pass... but you did so much more. Well done guys!

Donation by Phil Caisley on 31/08/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Well done guys!

Donation by Yigit Eyyub on 28/08/12

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

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Well done!

Donation by Anonymous on 22/08/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck to you both!

Donation by Michelle Rowlands on 10/07/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Simon - It's for a great cause.

Donation by Vanessa Teal on 06/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Simon - remember when you are riding that your mom is ready to feed you up to recover

Donation by Paul Robinson on 05/07/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck!

Donation by Liz Osborne on 04/07/12

£5.00

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I hope the weather gods are kind. Good luck to you both.

Donation by Keith Shortland on 03/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck little Brother.

Donation by Nicholas Price on 03/07/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck!!

Donation by Harry Ketchell on 03/07/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Enjoy your ride!

Donation by Santa Marku on 02/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck for your Bickelling trip, take it easy when you can, but most of all have fun! Love Nora and Barry xx

Donation by Nora Halloran on 28/06/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Enrico Rampa on 28/06/12

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Great cause - sounds like a tough slog - good stuff guys!

Donation by Daniel Denize on 27/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 25/06/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Keep on peddaling!!!

Donation by Caroline Hughes on 19/06/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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A pound a mile for such a good charity. Enjoy the saddle sores!

Donation by Stuart Club on 19/06/12

£175.00

+ £43.75 Gift Aid

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Hi darling Sounds fab-keep up the good work and good luck!

Donation by Lucie Francis on 18/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£507.00
  • Offline donations£1,457.50
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,964.50
  • Gift Aid£125.50

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