Thank you for taking the time to visit my just giving page. In July this year, I had one of life’s greatest, life changing moments, when my partner gave birth to our first child, a beautiful baby boy. After realising the additional joy that he and parenting has brought to my life, I wanted to conduct 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 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, 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 and Notre Dame and we will finish at the Eiffel Tower hoping to get there for lunch time.
The total distance for the ride will be over 500 miles.
Unfortunately on August 25th this year, I have had a setback meaning my training has been halted for now. A car wrongfully decided to overtake a parked vehicle entering my side of the road and the car hit my bike head on, resulting in myself going over my handle bars and hitting the tarmac to bring me to a stop. Unfortunately the driver decided not to stick around and drove off, to this day he has not been found. After the ambulance took me to A&E, it was confirmed that my collar bone was shattered whilst also suffering from many cuts and bruises to my body. Surgery was required with a metal plate and screws to rectify the damage to my collar bone, which thankfully was a success and I am still recovering with several weeks / months of rehabilitation to go. HOWEVER, none of the above has put me off completing this ride for such a great cause to help grant children and their parents a memory they will never forget.
The charity I have decided on after much research, 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 and have suffered major abuse. The Charity grants wishes for those of eighteen years and below. Wishes 4 Kids has already granted thousands of wishes for local children. Sadly we do not have a magical cure for the suffering of these youngsters, however, we 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 with me, is raising money for another great cause for 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