Weʼre raising £5,000 to Support a Dominic O'Sullivan as a 'Solo Rider' in'The Race Across Europe' June 2019 in aid of Scottys Little Soldiers. 3000 miles in 12 days
- Derbyshire Dales District, UK
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In June 2019, I (Dominic O'Sullivan) will be aiming to complete the toughest bike race in Europe - The Race Across Europe, 300 miles over 6 countries, with climbing of over 170000ft.
The race starts on the birthday of Corporal Lee Scott, who was tragically killed in 2009 whilst deployed to Afghanistan. His widow Nikki , mum of Brooke and Kai, set up the Scottys Little Soldiers charity to support and put a smile on the face of the children left behind when a parent is killed in service of their country. The goal is to finish on the 10th July, 10 years to the date Lee Scott was killed. I felt compelled to make sure this anniversary gets the greatest level of commitment I could give.
He will be covering 250 miles a day with a goal to complete it in 12 days and will need a 4 man support crew, which will include mechanic/masseur/chef.
Over the past 5 years, I have been regularly fundraising for the charity Scottys Little Soldiers (www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk) through a variety of events, from a Rugby World Record games (25hrs), 150 mile charity walks and Ironman triathlons etc., before setting out on this latest challenge.
I am new to cycling, only taking up the pursuit in 2017 after the demands of his previous sporting career and military service took their toll on the body. Cycling presents a new challenge, but one that I have embraced and in a short space of time, so far made rapid progress. In September 2018, I qualified by completing 355 miles in 24 hours. Now I want to go to the next level in the ultimate European bike race challenge, in the process highlighting the Scottys cause and to give the children much needed support. Letting them know they are not forgotten.
The total cost for the support and event costs are an £8000 budget. I need companies and individuals to help achieve this goal and to raise further funds for this fantastic charity.
We will need to raise the funding to cover:
2 x Vehicles (Motorhome & Van)
Ferry crossings Dover-Calais & Santander-Portsmouth
Food for 5 persons 14 days
Fuel for 2 vehicles
Bike spare parts & spare wheels
There are multiple opportunities available in return for sponsorship by companies and individuals
Examples of which are:
Vehicle branding for sponsorship
Sponsor logo on Rider jersey
Sponsor logo on Crew clothing
If you can help, or know someone who can please contact me on 07951477149 or email@example.com
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