Thanks for taking the time to visit my RideLondon 100 JustGiving page. See my newest page to read about my 12 hour ride on September 1st - raising money for Age Cymru Gwent:

I used to do a lot of cycling and have ridden many long distance time trials, my favourite being the 12 hour events.

This year I'm making something of a 'comeback' and as an incentive, will be raising money for some very worthwhile causes. Later in the year I hope to ride the Welsh 12 hour championship and will raise funds for Age Cymru Gwent but before then my first aim is to raise money for the charity Bees for Development Trust – a tiny charity based in Monmouth with a big impact. BfDT helps farmers in some of the most remote and poorest communities earn much needed income through keeping bees and selling bee products.

Much of BfDT’s work is about education.

I am raising money for a Project about ‘training the trainers’ – in beekeeping. This will be based in Ghana but will involve trainers across Africa. The beekeepers trainers will teach farmers in a range of topics such as making simple beehives, harvesting honey safely for people (and for bees!) and how to separate honey from wax to produce high quality products.

This is what one beekeeper trainer said “Bees for Development has helped me prepare my beekeeping training manual and has updated my beekeeping knowledge. I have helped improve the lives of many school leavers by providing them self-employment through beekeeping” Adebayo Ayansola, Nigeria.

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Updates 7

The big ride was yesterday and I'm pleased to say it all went very well. I'll never forget the crowds cheering along the route and specially in London. My time for 100 miles was 6 hrs 22 mins 41 seconds. Thanks again to everyone for their support and specially to Janet.

05/08/13 02:28

Well, less than a week to go now... big thank you to everyone who has sponsored me so far. I've almost made the £800 target. Fingers crossed that the weather behaves itself next Sunday. My start time is 7.02am so think of me when you're waking up!

30/07/13 10:08

Well... I rode the 'RideBath' sportive today. 60 miles of hills, hills and more hills! And windy too. Found it pretty hard I must admit, but I'm sure it'll have done me good. Many thanks to all who have sponsored me so far in the RideLondon 100 and the words of encouragement!

23/06/13 09:30

Once again, many thanks to everyone who has donated so far. Training's going well - let's hope the better weather lasts. As a taster before the big event I am riding a 60 mile sportive in Bath on Sunday June 23rd - time to unleash the best bike and lightest wheels!

03/06/13 08:51

May 19th, Many thanks to everyone who's donated so far. Some have done so online and many have given in person. I've almost reached 60% of my target already - but still need more - spread the word! Training's going well - I am beginning to feel some speed in my legs again!

19/05/13 09:19

Raising money for

Bees for Development Trust

Bees for Development Trust

Charity Registration No. 1078803

Bees ensure the maintenance of biodiversity and enable people to improve their livelihoods. We ensure beekeepers working in poor countries have access to the information and advice they need. For example, how to market honey, manage indigenous bees sustainably, or plant trees useful for bees.

Raising money for

Run by Bees for Development Trust

Charity Registration No. 1078803

Donations 21

well done

Donation by P Brabon on 03/09/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done, Jeff. Must have been a bit soggy

Donation by Carol B on 05/08/13


+ £3.75 Gift Aid

go Jeff go

Donation by Nicola on 03/08/13


+ £3.88 Gift Aid

could not resist it!

Donation by Nicola on 01/08/13


+ £1.13 Gift Aid

Donation by Anna Lawrence on 30/07/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

A great charity to choose, power to your pedals!

Donation by Bob and Elaine on 22/07/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 14/07/13

The gentle slopes of the Home Counties will pose you no problem. Go for it!

Donation by M Williams on 24/06/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Hope the only stiff bottom is on your shoes!!

Donation by Sally Denton on 17/06/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Keep up the training! Don't let the rain and cold put you off. It's character building. With love x

Donation by Janet Probyn on 16/06/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

The fastest assessor in the land!

Donation by John Edwards on 14/06/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Great charity, glad to help. Will you be cycling to your assessments from now on?

Donation by sarah credland on 11/06/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Go go go Jeff!

Donation by A Ingram on 07/06/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Hope that your legs hold out!

Donation by mark cockburn on 29/05/13


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Hope training's going well, and that the snow isn't putting you off. Weather no better here - training in 30C would also be a trial, I'm sure. ;-)

Donation by Robert Probyn on 19/05/13


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Happy peddling!

Donation by Oliver Probyn on 14/05/13


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Go for it Jeff! We are all cheering you on as you train. Great cause. Train hard and enjoy the ride. Best of luck - Rob, Anne, Joe and Max.

Donation by Anne Pye on 04/05/13


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

I wish you the best of luck with your charity cycle Jeff and best wishes from the Staff at Ebbw Vale JCP

Donation by Denise Atkinson on 01/05/13


May it be an enjoyable ride and you are not too sore afterwards!

Donation by Gillian Tythacott on 18/04/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

I've every confidence you will achieve your goal on your new bike! Good luck. Jan :-)

Donation by Janet South on 05/04/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Jeff, hope you can take your rollers out soon!

Donation by Peggy Jenkins on 05/04/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£395.00
  • Offline donations£535.50
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£930.50
  • Gift Aid£90.00

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