Weʼve raised £800 to help fund Matthew's trip to the International Scout Centre in Kandersteg, Switzerland
- Milton Keynes, UK
- Funded on Monday, 23rd July 2018
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Cycling 100km from Milton Keynes to London
Hi, I'm Matthew
I am planning a challenging 100km bike ride from Milton Keynes to London in June. I’ll be doing this with my Dad, Mark Wilson, who will ride with me along the tow-path by the Grand Union Canal. We’ll complete the route in just one day, supported by friends and family along the way.
Details of our route are here:
The furthest I’ve cycled before is about 40km, so this will be a huge challenge for me! Dad and I are already in training and I really hope you are able to support me and sponsor my challenge.
Why am I doing this?
Back in November, I was lucky enough to be one of just 16 Scouts and Explorer Scouts across Milton Keynes District to be selected for one of two international trips in 2019 – to the International Scout Centre in Kandersteg, Switzerland and the World Scout Jamboree in the United States.
I was selected to go to Kandersteg and I need to raise £900 to fund this amazing international trip.
What else am I doing?
Collectively as a Scout group we have already arranged a number of fundraising activities and events such as the Bunnings sausage sizzle, car boot sales, charity car raffles, bag packing and odd jobs such as car washing and lawn mowing. We’ll continue with these fundraising activities over the next 18 months.
Any additional funds raised will go into the collective fundraising pot for Milton Keynes Scouts and Explorer Scouts attending the international trips.
What is Kandersteg?
The Kandersteg International Scout Centre was set up in 1923 as a permanent mini jamboree where Scouts from all over the world could meet. More than 12,000 young people from 40 countries visit each year.
Very many thanks to all.
- 10 months ago
Matthew Wilson10 months ago
Yesterday was THE BIG DAY and Matthew smashed it! Matt and Mark set off from Milton Keynes station at 8am and cycled the full 111 km (69 miles) to London Paddington along the Grand Union canal. It was no mean feat. 6 hours of cycling over a 10 hour period on grass, gravel and tarmac. Supported by family and friends along the way, Matt stayed positive throughout, and fought on bravely through a dip at around the 50 mile point. Thank you so much to all our friends and family for all your generosity and support.
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Tom and Chris
Jun 15, 2018
Well done, Matthew and Mark. We are proud of you both, fantastic achievement. Looking forward to hearing all about the day on Father's DayGangan and Granpa
Jun 13, 2018
Wow !! Congratulations to you and your support team !
Jun 13, 2018
All the very best to you both. As a GSL in Bucks I think it is wonderful you are both giving it a go!
Jun 12, 2018
Jun 11, 2018
Well done Matt, that's an epic achievement!
Jun 11, 2018
Hi Matthew - many congratulations on your ride! I hope you're not too sore today! Take care and looking forward to seeing you in August. Lots of love Simon and Nancy xxx
Jun 10, 2018
Well done Matthew! Enjoy Switzerland!
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