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11'680 miles in 365 days, Mad? Find Out Why for PROSTATE CANCER UK because Join Men United & fight against Prostate Cancer

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  • In memory of: Don Exell
  • Event: 2017 Grand Depart Classic, 24 Jun 2017

PROSTATE CANCER UK

We fund research to stop prostate cancer killing men

Charity Registration No. 1005541 and in Scotland (SC039332)

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Here we go again in our 4th year of fundraising for Prostate Cancer UK.



26/12/2018 to 25/12/2019, 11'680 miles in 365 days.

The 2019 challenge has begun, a whopping 11'680 miles in 365 days, Mad ??, well maybe. 

11'680 is the massive number of men who will die of Prostate Cancer in the UK alone in the next year, simply shocking isn't it?

This is why i have set myself such a massive goal for the next year. 1 mile to be pedaled on road, trail or turbo to represent every man who we will lose over the next 365 days.

Your donation, your gift to Prostate Cancer UK, will help me push through each and every mile all year long and will help save the life of a loved one from ever becoming one of these men, one of these 11'680 men who lose the battle in the fight against Prostate Cancer.

Join Men United, join the fight in finding the weapons we need to rid this world of Prostate Cancer once and for all.

You can do this in so many ways, you can donate to my Just Giving page, www.justgiving.com/I-Gregory , you can buy a pin badge or wristband, please email for details to alltrades.iw@gmail.com and you can find us at a number of events around the Isle of Wight and of 2019 a number of music festivals around the south of the UK, or you can donate directly to Prostate Cancer UK but all i would ask is that you use my reference number, this way they will know you are supporting my efforts for 2019. The reference is 661101-GDCF18.

So how will i rack up these miles? Well im already booked for a few rides during 2019 such as the Birmingham & Midlands Velo, a 100 mile route through the midlands. I will be cycling up to Birmingham on my bike a day or two before the big ride and then i will cycle home again, so that should rack up around 350-400 miles. I will be taking part in my third Grand Depart Classic again that will be a hilly route around Brussels and Belgium however with me there is always a twist. I will be cycling out to Brussels and then Cycling home again, so this should rack up at least another 500-600 miles. I will be touring the D-Day Landing sites with a close friend during July just for fun, so this should clock up another 250 miles or so. Then there are a few plans for a couple of big rides on the burners still at present after my long term plans for 2019 came to a halt with an unexpected route change.

We will be at various events around the Isle of Wight, If you have one planned then do get in touch, i may well need the exercise. We will be at the Victorious Festival once again during the late August Bank Holiday and we hope to be at many more mainland festivals this year along with our very own Isle of Wight Festival once again.

So by no means is it an open and shut attempt, there is a lot of hard work ahead of both my wife Jacky Gregory and myself for this challenge to be successful. In 2017 i set a goal of 10'000 miles for the year and only missed it by 8 days! this time it's far more personal.

Thank you so much to our sponsors, Blush, Readers Interiors, Expedition Wise Ltd, Pleasure Island and everyone who has bought a pin badge, a wristband or simply thrown money in the buckets over the past year for your support and we look forward to seeing you all in 2019.

We are also looking for Corporate Sponsorship this year where we can help promote your business at our fundraising events and during the cycling events planned for the year. With a dedicated social media page and sponsorship banner, im sure your business would benefit from its association with this campaign. For more information please message me direct at alltrades.iw@gmail.com 

We always need help from volunteers at fundraising events around the Isle of Wight & Mainland throughout the year. If you feel you can help out in any way shape or form please contact me direct on 01983 533516, 07557 525 620 or email to alltrades.iw@gmail.com

Thank you all so much for reading this far and your anticipated support for this years fundraising efforts.

Ian Gregory.

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