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Philip's L'Xagone Challenge 2019 page

Driving 3000+ miles around the edge of France for Cancer Research UK because we want to celebrate Citroens and thank Ray!

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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 beat cancer sooner

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.

*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 will, where possible follow the route we took on the original event, with a few modifications and additions.

BXagon becomes L'Xagone: This re-run of the BXagon has been opened up to any pre-2000 Citroen, and will be 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 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 we find ourselves in a similar situation following the sad passing of another stalwart of the Citroen community; Ray Noon who succumbed to the same horrible fate.

We hope to raise £10,000 in his memory 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.

Thank you for your support.

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