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Dan Scobie

Saddlesore 1000 - Dan Scobie's Attempt.

Fundraising for Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal

132 %
raised of £1,000 target
by 49 supporters
  • Event: Saddlesore 1000 - Dan Scobie's Attempt.

Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal

We support Bristol Children's Hospital to save lives & support sick children

Charity Registration No. 1043603


At the age of 12 weeks my son Morgan was diagnosed with a critical heart defect.  He was immediately admitted to Bristol Children's Hospital, and 3 days later had a 5 hour operation.

He received 1 to 1 care following the operation in BCH's excellent Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.  A level of care that simply could not have been improved.

Morgan is now a healthy and strong 4 year old, but I know that without the swift and expert actions of a dedicated group of people he certainly would not of reached even his first birthday.

This is the latest endeavour I'm undertaking to help the hospital extend this level of care to even more children in critical need.

The challenge is a simply one.  1000 miles travelled by motorcycle within 24 hours.   Allowing for some reasonable breaks this will mean averaging 50 miles per hour whilst underway. A challenge not to be underestimated on UK roads!

The route starts from my home and will pass through or close to -

Stratford-upon-Avon – Birmingham – Manchester – Carlisle – Glasgow - Fort William – Edinburgh – Berwick-upon-Tweed – Newcastle – Middlesbrough – Harrogate – Leeds – Doncaster – Sheffield – Nottingham – Leicester – Coventry – Banbury – Bicester – Oxford – Woodstock - Shipston-on-Stour

The attempt is scheduled for 10th June - but this is subject to weather and work conditions!!

If you'd like to ride a part of the route with me, or have any questions or suggestions I can be contacted by email on

Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: The Royal Hospital For Children Bristol Appeal Limited will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.

So please sponsor me now!

Many thanks for your support.