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Philip Chidlow

The L'Xagone Challenge 2019 event

Driving 3000 miles around France for Cancer Research UK because we want to honour Ray - who loved his Citroens

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  • In memory of: Ray Noon
  • Event: L'Xagone Challenge 2019, 04 Oct 2019 to 15 Oct 2019

Cancer Research UK

We pioneer life-saving cancer research to help us beat cancer

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666


Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

This page has been set up to raise money as part of the 10th anniversary re-run of the original Citroen BXagon* Challenge. Other fund-raising activity will later add to this.

(*a play on 'L'Hexagone' - a term related to a popular representation of France)

In 2009, a bunch of Citroen BX's did the 'BXagon Challenge'. In the end, after an exhausting yet exhilarating adventure, with donations via JustGiving accounting for about half of the total, we raised over £10,000 for Cancer Research UK.

The 2019 route largely followed the route we took on the original event, with a few modifications and additions.

From BXagon to L'Xagone:
This re-run of the BXagon was opened up to any pre-2000 Citroen, and was no less gruelling: 3000 or so miles in 10 days of driving - avoiding the autoroutes where possible and getting off the beaten track in cars averaging well over 25 years of age. The combined mileage of the cars taking part was over 1.2 million!

The original event raised donations in memory of the late, great Alan Smith; a hugely respected Citroen guru who lost his battle with a brain tumour prior to the BXagon. Tragically, ten years on another stalwart of the Citroen community; Ray Noon passed on in similar circumstances.

Phil Boxall and me, Philip Chidlow
Matthew Thomas
Andrew and Court Francis
Des Smith and Simon Watts
Jonathan Makepeace
Mike Edmonds and Chris Beven
David and Mandy Keeton
Jim Gilliland and Ean Tailor

plus support from:
John Anthony Rolfe
Geoff and Hilary Rothon
Wayne Clarida at Total UK 
Lucy Anderson at Sportif Citroën
and, Dick and Angel Strawbridge at 'The Chateau'.

We aim to raise, initially £2,500 in the firm conviction that supporting Cancer Research UK is essential in the fight to one day remove the scourge of cancer from our lives.

We will to continue fund-raising after this event endeavouring to reach an eventual total of £10,000 over the coming year.

Thank you for your support.

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