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raised of £35,000 target
by 57 supporters
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Tim Squires

Doug's Trans America Cycle Challenge

Fundraising for Royal National Institute of Blind People

64 %
raised of £35,000 target
by 57 supporters
  • Team members: Doug Squires
  • Event: Rushton School TransAm Bike Ride, 08 May 2010 to 26 Jun 2010

Royal National Institute of Blind People

We help blind and partially sighted people to break down the barriers of sight loss

Charity Registration No. 226227



Dear Sponsor,


3415 miles, is a long way by anyone’s standards! Travelling this distance by jet plane, takes at least 6 hours. Unfortunately, I won’t have the luxury of a jet engine to help me along the way.


Starting on 8th May 2010, I will be attempting the ‘Mother Of All Bike Rides’, riding from west to east coast of the USA. Through desserts, across plains and over mountain ranges. Passing through 15 states and climbing cumulatively some 92,000ft.


My inspiration for this incredible journey, has come from the RNIB Rushton School & Children’s Home which is being massively extended, here in Coventry to be home for 60 children, together with 10 additional day students.


The school, has been specifically designed to offer advanced, modern amenities to young people that are either blind or partially sighted, whilst also suffering from multiple and complex disabilities.


Being one of the only providers in the country, RNIB Rushton School and Childrens Home will not only be for local young people but children from all over the UK.


I am sure you will agree, this is an extremely worthy cause. Hopefully, the prospect of this amazing new facility, giving so many a brighter future, together with my 65 year old legs, peddling across the North American continent, will more than encourage you to give generously.


Whether your donation be large or small, every penny counts. Obviously, the more funds raised, the more determined I will be to achieve my goal to ride into Boston on 26th June.


Your support will be gratefully appreciated. 

Yours sincerely,                                                      


Doug Squires.


  Some handy Website Links –


Rushton School


Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce




Squires Gear & Engineering Ltd

Coventry Leofric Lions Club
Mike Vaughn Cycles







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