Thank you for taking the time to visit my just giving page. After becoming a father for the first time in July 2018 to my amazing son, I realised how lucky we are as parents to have such a wonderful healthy baby. However there are many parents who are not as lucky and many children who suffer with a range of dreadful illnesses. I wanted to participate in a huge challenge to raise money for a great cause in a children’s charity. Wishes 4 Kids is that perfect charity.
On 14th August 2019, I will begin a mammoth bike ride alongside one friend over three and a half days, traveling over three different countries. To make this even more of a challenge for the two of us; we will be doing the bike ride with NO safety car and NO support from friends/family - this will ensure that every penny raised will go directly to the charity.
Day 1 - We will start the bike ride at the King Power Stadium, the home of Leicester City FC, and head south through Milton Keynes, past Wembley Stadium, over Westminster Bridge, passing the Houses Of Parliament and the London Eye and we will finish for the night in Dartford.
Day 2 - We will set off from Dartford and head down through Canterbury then onto Dover, where we will be getting a lunch time ferry over to Dunkirk. From there, we will head north into Belgium making our way to Brugge for our second night's rest.
Day 3 - We will set off from Brugge and head south into France passing through Lille and finish for the night in Amiens.
Day 4 - We will leave Amiens early that morning and begin our summit down to Paris, passing the Arc De Triumph, the Notre Dame cathedral and we will finish at the Eiffel Tower hoping to get there around lunch time.
The total distance for the ride will be over 550 miles.
This is not only a huge physical challenge but unfortunately this become a huge mental challenge for myself also. Whilst training for this ride last year, when my son was 6 weeks old, a car wrongfully decided to overtake another. This car was now travelling on my side of the road and hit me head on. This resulted in myself going over the handle bars and hitting the tarmac before coming to a eventual stop. The driver decided not to stick around and drove away from the scene, to this day they have not been found. After I was taken to A&E by ambulance, it was confirmed that surgery with metal plates and screws was required to rectify my shattered bones whilst also suffering from many cuts and bruises.
HOWEVER, knowing the money I am hoping to raise for such a great cause, will make me determined to complete this challenge.
The charity I am raising money for is a local children’s charity called ‘Wishes4Kids.’
Wishes 4 Kids has been created to grant a wish for children and youngsters in Leicestershire who are life limited, terminally ill, have experienced life-changing physical or emotional traumas or have suffered major abuse. Wishes 4 Kids has already granted thousands of wishes for local children. Sadly they do not have a magical cure for the suffering of these youngsters, however, they can bring a short period of respite. The time when a child has a wish granted is a moment that will be treasured by them for the rest of their life. It is also a time which parents will remember – that time when their child forgot the suffering.
Here is a link to their website -
How Can You Help
Please support me by donating what you can to this page - every penny really makes such a difference, no matter how big or small.
My friend Daniel, who is doing the ride alongside myself, is raising money for another great cause, Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Here is a link to his JustGiving page should you wish to make a donation for his chosen charity too -
Thank you for your support.
Scott's 1 Friendship, 2 Bikes, 3 Countries page
Fundraising for Wishes 4 Kids
We Grant a wish for very sick children. to Create a distraction from the suffering.
Charity Registration No. 1092962