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Antonia's Friends - Mark's Race Across America 2016

Fundraising for Asthma UK

120 %
raised of £1,000 target
by 11 supporters

Asthma UK

We are the UK's leading asthma charity here to stop asthma attacks and cure asthma

Charity Registration No. 802364 (England), SCO39322 (Scotland)


This June, two teams, consisting of twelve cyclists took on one of the toughest cycling races on the planet in aid of Asthma UK. 

Every 10 seconds someone is having a potentially life-threatening asthma attack in the UK. Every day, the lives of three families are devastated by the death of a loved one to an asthma attack, and tragically two thirds of these deaths are preventable. 

The Challenge:

Spanning the width of North America, the enduring 3,000-mile campaign saw these 12 riders cross through 12 states and climb over 180,000 feet as they worked together to go from Pacific to Atlantic coast in one exhausting, exhilarating week. 

The riders broke the pain barrier time and again as they pedal through some of the world's harshest terrain and most hostile climates for a very worthy cause. 

Antonia's Friends:

Antonia Thomas tragically lost her life at just 10 years old to asthma. Antonia was a bright, funny, beautiful, energetic young girl who had been diagnosed with mild asthma, yet died from an attack in under 10 minutes. 

Antonia's Friends, will be raising money for Asthma UK, a British charity working to stop asthma attacks and cure asthma altogether. 1 in 11 people in the UK has asthma and every ten seconds someone has a potentially life-threatening attack.  

Antonia's Friends want to fundraise over £100,000 for this extremely important cause.