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Closed 23/07/2018

raised of £500 target by 34 supporters

    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.



    • Matthew Wilson6 years ago
      Matthew Wilson

      Matthew Wilson

      6 years 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

      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


    • Liz


      Jun 13, 2018

      Wow !! Congratulations to you and your support team !


    • Martin Summerhayes

      Martin Summerhayes

      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!


    • Anonymous


      Jun 12, 2018


    • Michelle Turner-Davidson

      Michelle Turner-Davidson

      Jun 11, 2018

      Well done Matt, that's an epic achievement!


    • Anonymous


      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

    • Vickie Cox

      Vickie Cox

      Jun 10, 2018

      Well done Matthew! Enjoy Switzerland!


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