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Paul's End to End Challenge - Lands End to John o'Groats by bike

Fundraising for Acorns Children's Hospice Trust

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Acorns Children's Hospice Trust

We offer a network of care to life limited & life threatened children

Charity Registration No. 700859

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A challenge that has endured for centuries. On June 16th 2019, I will be embarking on The ‘End to End’, which has been an iconic cycling challenge since before the Tour de France was even a glint in Henri Desgrange’s eye. It always has and always will be a true test of stamina and will.


Starting from the rugged coastline of Cornwall, on to the rolling hills and valleys of the North of England, right up the barren majesty of the Scottish highlands, I’ll be covering around 1,000 miles through beautiful moorlands, hidden green valleys, winding back lanes, stunning coastal roads and historic sites.

The shortest route is by no means the best. Ernest Hemingway once wrote, “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best.” I haven’t chosen the shortest route from A to B. Cycling gives you a unique perspective on a country and I have chosen a longer route which takes me through places that other routes would miss, and I would love it if you could also support me in this journey by giving a donation to charity.

About the charity:

Acorn's rely on people like you to raise vital funds for our work supporting local life limited children and their families. Without you, we can’t do what we do. Your fundraising will help us to continue providing care, support, fun and laughter for children with life limiting or life threatening conditions and their families.

In the last year, Acorns has supported over 870 children and more than 1,140 families, including those who are bereaved. Acorns relies on the community to fund the almost £10 million it costs to provide the charity's services.

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