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Matt OCONNER

Snowdon to Lands End

off road (MTB) for Perennial - Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society because I want to give a little back to our hort industry

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HortAid 2016

Our annual fundraising campaign to raise money for current and former UK horticulturists needing help, advice and support.

Charity Registration No. 1155156 & SC040180

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Thanks for visiting my fundraising page.

You may remember that a group of landscapers, plants-people, designers and contractors first came together to raise money for Perennial in 2013 with the Three Peaks Extreme challenge. We climbed the three highest peaks in the UK, and cycled between them, in just 5 days raising over £26,000 for our industry charity.

This year we're back with a bigger team, a different challenge and a higher target.

Two teams of cyclists will set off from Snowdon in September 2016, one team on road bikes, the other on mountain bikes, both aiming for Lands End. One team will stay on-road, the other will ride exclusively off-road. Who will reach Lands End quickest, and who will raise the most money?

Why we're riding:
Perennial is the only UK charity dedicated to helping all horticulturists, and their families, when one of life's challenges makes the going tough. Perennial offers free and confidential help, advice and financial assistance for as long as it is needed. Often described simply as a 'lifeline' by those it helps, we want to raise a significant amount of money this year to help Perennial support colleagues across the UK.

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Once again thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

So it's going to work something like this ......

Sunday 18th September - Travel to the start at Llanberis. Meet the  team, dinner and briefing.
Monday 19th September – Llanberis to Corris
Tuesday 20th September – Corris to Llanwrtyd Wells
Wednesday – 21st September - Llanwrtyd Wells to Ilfracombe (via a dive boat from Swansea)
Thursday 22nd September - Ilfracombe to Bude.
Friday 23rd September – Bude to Padstow.
Saturday 24th September - Padstow to St Agnes.
Sunday – 25th September- St Agnes to Lands End. Whoop whoop.Hooefully after some well-deserved celebrations, it will be a short ride to the hotel in Penzance, meet the prirates and debrief with the team. 

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