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Fundraising for St Oswald's Hospice Limited

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St Oswald's Hospice Limited

We provide hospice care to local adults, young people and children

Charity Registration No. 503386


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I retired from the Police Service in April 2009 after taking up cycling as a recreational hobby in 2008.  A friend had cycled across the USA prior to that and I was so enthused by his blog that I wanted to do the same.  I thought that if I could succeed in this, it would be a fantastic retirement adventure and  also a great personal achievement.  The goal is 3629 miles over 50 days between 21st June and 9th August

Having decided to go ahead, I thought it would also be a great opportunity to raise money for a worthy cause.  Many members of my immediate family have had cancer so I have personally experienced the tremendous support a hospice gives at what is a very diffiult time in people's lives.  St Oswalds is local to me and has a wonderful reputation so I can think of no more deserving cause.

May I point out that every penny you give will go to St Oswalds as I am funding this trip entirely by myself.  I am not being subsidised in any way, shape or form by St Oswalds.

I have begun a blog which I intend to update weekly with my training schedule and on a daily basis during the trip which you can find at,


Any donation, however small, will be much appreciated

Ian Peden