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Brian Pilkington is cycling to Cyprus.... Kicks off 1st thing Sunday morning after you know ... the other event..You know the Royal one. (Saturday 30/4/11) Micheal and Micheal my lovely colleagues at the Edward Rayne here in Raynes Park are escorting me to Newhaven.. They want to make sure I get on that Ferry to Dieppe.

WHY ?.. I want to celebrate my 65th birthday unconventionally. For the most part I did enjoy my 15 years in the Royal Air Force,. and can relate easily to this specific charity - Help for Heroes.. .

And so with your help, I`d like to raise as much cash as possible.

The Route?.. London to Newhaven, Then Newhaven to Dieppe, by Ferry, then Marseille to Genoa, to Trieste, Slovenia to Dubrovnik, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, Bulgaria into Turkey and Istanbul onwards to the South coast and the Ferry across to Kyrenia Northern Cyprus.. will always take the more scenic route.. so am allowing a little flexibility..  Some might sense that `flexibility` translates as `lost`. Nah! I call it exploring!

Accommodation? .. Camping out, I will be carrying everything, bar edibles, I`ll buy them on the way.. My aim is to be one of pedalling, cooking, eating and sleeping.. Oh and enjoying the view .. 

Duration 6-8 weeks ??.. There will bound to be problems, of course there will, and I`ll encounter them on route. Will post Blogs hopefully on a daily basis as and when I can .. WifI allowing. You can then share in my spills and thrills - Unexpurgated.. Oh Really!

My Site will be `` and then it will be the Blog  ``BikingBarman``  also e-mail  All funds, Donations, will be passed on to the very worthwhile Charity ``Help for Heroes`` H4H      .. Would love to hear from anyone anywhere at anytime whilst I`m away... It`ll spur me on!

Help for Heroes Event Code is: 20110216-4267-7807

Raising money for

Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes

Charity Registration No. 1120920

Help for Heroes offers comprehensive support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses while serving our country. This support is provided at four Help for Heroes Recovery Centres across the UK and through support grants to individuals and other charities.

Donations 30

Customers and staff at the Edward Rayne... Thanks once more... this appeal for funds is now complete 2nd November 2011

Donation by Brian Pilkington on 02/11/11


Once more customers and staff of the Edward Rayne have stepped up and donated.. Very many thanks.

Donation by Brian Pilkington on 18/10/11


Dear Tippy, Harrison and Jasmin... Many many thanks x

Donation by Brian Pilkington on 18/10/11


Thankyou A.W Cycles - Ted & Richard your help was invaluable

Donation by Brian Pilkington on 18/10/11


Thanks Keith very much appreciated...

Donation by Brian Pilkington on 18/10/11


Thanks Jed, good talking to you.. Brian

Donation by Brian Pilkington on 18/10/11


Well Done Brian truly in awe of your achievement. See you at the reunion in September 2012

Donation by Doug Windle on 30/09/11


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Bri Bri, you did a fantastic job! I am so proud of you, so good to have you back Lots of love Jain x

Donation by jain alaneme on 27/09/11


The Edward Rayne. Special mention, Paul Fletcher & Don Moggat & others who have been so supportive, all are so generous. Look at that total !

Donation by Brian Pilkington on 20/09/11


Thankyou Rodney and Marion Paull... whose periodic and cheerful e-mails helped me on my way..

Donation by Brian Pilkington on 20/09/11


Thankyou Tony Cross who had wise words littered in his lighthearted banter.

Donation by Brian Pilkington on 20/09/11


With thanks to Lyn, Jim, Stephen and Mark... whose messages of encouragement meant so much.

Donation by Brian Pilkington on 20/09/11


Thanks again to all at the Edward Rayne

Donation by Brian Pilkington on 01/09/11


Sold some articles and I'm proud to donate the proceeds to you for H4H!

Donation by Charles F on 17/08/11


+ £8.75 Gift Aid

We are inching our way to the target!... unfortunately at this time so am I - However Sunday - back on the road! as good as new

Donation by Brian Pilkington on 11/08/11


Thanks for your continued support... please don`t tire.. You can leave that aspect to me.. x x x

Donation by Brian Pilkington on 23/07/11


Look guys and Girls... It`s only your donations that keep me at this... I`m at the feeling ridiculous stage, would love Bacon & eggs, twice!.. thanks.

Donation by Brian Pilkington on 09/07/11


A very worthy cause. Keep going, Brian - see you back in the Edward Rayne sometime.

Donation by Ian Isherwood on 05/07/11


I`ve reached Venice, the canals have slowed me down but I`m still pedalling... Thanks Edward Rayne for this further donation... x x

Donation by Brian Pilkington on 27/06/11


My legs are tiring.. But I`m still pedalling on.. Your further donations of £35.00 really helps, many thanks to the folk at The Edward Rayne.

Donation by Brian Pilkington on 15/06/11


Well done folks, you continue to give.. Might make £1000.00 after all. That would be stunning!.. I`m still on track and pedalling.. x x

Donation by Brian Pilkington on 02/06/11


Thank you to all the customers and staff at the Edward Rayne who have donated so generously via the collection boxes at the Bar.. regards Brian

Donation by Brian Pilkington on 14/05/11


Customers at the `Edward Rayne` continue to demonstrate their generosity.. Many thanks - Brian.

Donation by Brian Pilkington on 27/04/11


Donations received from the customers of the ``Edward Rayne`` with thanks... Brian

Donation by Brian Pilkington on 26/04/11


Brian, great cause and good luck - Michael's mom -

Donation by Susan Terrington on 23/04/11


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,583.70
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,583.70
  • Gift Aid£30.00

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