In June I am cycling from John O'Groats to Land's End to raise money for Camfed. That is over 100 miles a day for 9 days (982 miles in total).

Camfed works by supporting girls to stay on at school in Africa. This means that they improve their lives and also the lives of those around them. A girl who leaves school at 12 in Africa is likely to have three or four children by the time she is 20, is three times more likely to contract HIV/AIDS, and will probably have a life with very few choices. CAMFED's work shows that if girls, in particular, can be supported to stay in education, their lives, and those of their children, are dramatically improved. Please support me in this. I'm hoping to raise £2,000, as this will provide school uniforms to enable 80 girls to stay on at school.

I am doing the ride in memory of my mother-in-law, Jennifer Longford, who died last year. She taught in a girls' school in Tanzania, and this is a cause that would have been very dear to her heart.

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THANK YOU to everyone for your support - I have had over 120 people sponsor me so far and I have been bowled over by the generosity people have shown - thank you all again!

05/06/13 11:38

By the time you read this I shall be on the way to John 'o' Groats - not long now until the big adventure begins - I can't wait! And we start on my birthday (8th June) - truly it will be a birthday to remember!

05/06/13 11:34

Raising money for



Charity Registration No. 1029161

When you educate a girl in Africa, everything changes. Educating girls is the single most powerful weapon in the fight against poverty & AIDS. Camfed supports girls in rural Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania & Malawi. More than 2,420,900 children have benefitted. Visit for more info.

Donations 76

Donation by Katie Morne on 10/07/13


Well done Thor! What an amazing achievement. May even inspire me to get out on my bike more this summer!

Donation by Lucinda Bill on 09/07/13

well done again! sue

Donation by Anonymous on 27/06/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Congratulations Thor! What a fantastic thing to do and for such a worthy cause.

Donation by madeleine mills on 26/06/13

I love it when a man lives up to his namesake, well done you.

Donation by Poppy Scotcher-Lane on 24/06/13

Well done Thor, many congratulations.

Donation by Jeanette Marshall on 24/06/13

Well done Thor. Hope you reach you reach / exceed your target.

Donation by michael desforges on 24/06/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

How many pork pies did you consume and how much did you spend on beer......? Did you go via Luppitt?

Donation by steve jones on 21/06/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Congratulations Thor. Fantastic achievement

Donation by v skelton on 19/06/13


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

What was your average speed then?

Donation by Richard Mold on 19/06/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Isabelle Kenny on 24/05/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Hi Thor, Hope all goes really well, Good luck. Love Denise

Donation by Denise Powell on 21/05/13

Thor, as I sat here watching the Giro was suddenly reminded that there was something I needed to do!! Good luck x

Donation by Cass on 19/05/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Have a great trip, you know I'm jealous! Great cause too!

Donation by Andy Berry on 18/05/13


+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Not bad for an old fella, hope your legs hold out! Wishing you all the best for next month.

Donation by Quentin O'Donnell on 15/05/13


+ £3.75 Gift Aid

You can stop chasing me now Thor and concentrate on that bike riding! Massive well done in advance know you'll do it and you'll do it well.

Donation by Tina Ley on 13/05/13

And I'm worried about walking 7 miles! Thor you're so epic YOT. Go safely - drink lots of clean water, and here's to the girls.

Donation by Ronnie Jackson Tanner on 13/05/13

Good luck, Thor!

Donation by Paul Sains on 09/05/13

GO THOR! :-)

Donation by Tara Hall on 08/05/13


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Have a good time, hope the sun shines for you all

Donation by Mark Ogden on 07/05/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

I expect a fantastic reference for Cliff :) All the best, happy cycling!

Donation by Rebecca Harris on 01/05/13

Good Luck Thor, Keep peddling!!

Donation by Rebecca Lumb on 30/04/13


Maureen Stanwell passed your details to me. Good luck

Donation by Alexandra Lain on 30/04/13

Good luck Thor!

Donation by Mark Robarts on 29/04/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

may the wind be at your back and all goes well

Donation by john barton on 22/04/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,155.00
  • Offline donations£845.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,000.00
  • Gift Aid£283.75

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