27/0/019: we made it: 217 miles covered in 3 days. Day One cycling in 41°C heat followed by Thunderstorms/lightning on Day Two and rain most of Day Three. 15 punctures, 3 replacement tyres, 110 bananas and more fig rolls than we could count. Still fundraising for these Very Important Children and currently able to fund just under 8 Children. Please help us get to 9 VIC's, 10 would be amazing.
23/07/19: less than 30 hours until start our super-hot 211 mile
challenge. Thursday see's temperatures feeling like 40°C. Friday sees us cycling from Dieppe to Beauvais in near 30°C but into rain showers.
Saturday’s journey to Disnleyland Paris gets us drenched with up to 11mm of rain in 24°C. Please help make our pain and suffering worthwhile by getting us towards £25k before we return on Saturday night.
ONE WEEK TODAY (18th July): we start our challenge at 8 a.m. with a first day of 72.5 miles. Day 2 challenges us to 76.5 miles and the biggest/longest climbs. Day 3 see's us arriving at Disneyland Paris after completing the final 62.5 miles.
STOP PRESS: 1st Fundraising Target met but please keep giving as we would love to hit 200% of the initial target.
Thanks for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page and for all the donations so far.
Our Story - We are a group of (mostly) middle aged chaps from down the pub (and even abroad) that were touched by the work the Dreamflight Charity does for Children with Disabilities. Having taken our own children to Disneyland Orlando we know what a magical experience it is and decided we wanted to help DreamFlight raise the £1 million they need annually to take 192 children, 5 tonnes of medical equipment and supplies and a small army of Consultants Specialist, Doctors, Nurses and 110 volunteer helpers to Florida for 10 parent free days of fun and excitement.
Your donations help give a Very Important Child the holiday of a lifetime, and encourage us to keep training for the 210 miles 3 day cycle ride from opposite Thorpe Park to Disneyland Paris. Each of the cyclist is financing their costs personally and our sponsors have covered the cost of the support crew so your money goes to support these children who may never be able to have the experience with you.
Our training, fund raising and the journey will be documented with photos via our Facebook and Twitter pages (@Riding4Dreams) or our Instagram page (@Riding4DReamsUK), so keep an eye out for what will give a bit of a laughter as we peddle our way to Paris ;0) .
To find our more about us go to www.riding4dreams.co.uk and for the charity we are supporting go to www.dreamflight.org.
Thank you so much for helping us to give these Very Special Children the experience of a lifetime.