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The Fred Whitton Four Seasons Challenge is a 112 mile cycling 'sportive' in the Lake District.
It includes the six main Passes - Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott and Wrynose - and has a reputation for being pretty tough!

So why choose to cycle it 10 times?

Because I CAN!

I am reasonably fit and healthy, and I am not averse to putting myself through some physical and emotional hardship.

Some people don't have that option.  And cancer can effect anyone at any time.  

The incredible work and support that Macmillan provide can make a huge difference to those people who are experiencing real hardship. 
I have seen it with my own eyes, as a Grandson, and a Son, and professionally when I was a Paediatric ICU Nurse.

I hope that a few like-minded people will come along and share some of this journey with me, because I know it will be tough, and support and encouragement make a massive difference.

Maybe together we can make just a small amount of difference to the lives of the people who really need what Macmillan can offer them!

I will be Blogging my training and writing daily reports during the event here

 

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Raising money for

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Charity Registration No. 261017

At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis affects everything and we’re here to help people feel more in control. How do we do this? By providing a range of medical, emotional, financial and practical support and pushing for better cancer care. Because no one should face cancer alone.

Raising money for

Run by Macmillan Cancer Support

Charity Registration No. 261017

Donations 134

Brilliant achievement, well done!

Donation by Ian Nock on 11/08/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

just read your story on Bike Radar - v impressed with your challenge and effort, excellent stuff - well done Leon, your a star

Donation by brian nolan on 30/06/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Sorry it's taken me so long to donate - awesome achievement

Donation by Thornton Runner on 30/06/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by huw perkins on 29/06/11

Just seen this on BikeRadar: congratulations & respect! I'll be happy if I can do it once: that's my challenge to myself... Keep pedalling!

Donation by Nick L on 29/06/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Leon, Well done. I've done this event & know it well so doing it 10 times takes huge mental strength & fitness. Huge Respect from a Thames Velo rider.

Donation by Ian Lowe on 24/06/11

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Offline Donation made at the Fred Whitton Presentation evening. Many Tanks :o)

Donation by Leon Bond on 24/06/11

£20.00

well done!!

Donation by stuart wedge on 23/06/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done, as a cyclist I can appreciate how hard this challenge was.

Donation by alan oates on 18/06/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Well done!

Donation by Nick B on 18/06/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Cheers Joopsy :o)

Donation by Leon Bond on 17/06/11

£20.00

Off line donations

Donation by Leon Bond on 11/06/11

£80.00

Chapeau! You don't know me, but I read about you and just had to donate and say Hats Off! I did the Strathpuffer 24 Solo, and that was bad - but THIS!

Donation by Huw Davies on 10/06/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Wow what a challenge. Read about this in the Westmorland Gazette. Well done.

Donation by Keith Bevan on 07/06/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Fantastic achievement - it made me tired just reading your blogs!

Donation by EdJ on 07/06/11

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Well done Leon, an amazing achievement. I wish I could do the ride once, let alone 10 times!

Donation by Anon on 07/06/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Phenomenal achievement and a worthy cause. A 'good effort' indeed!

Donation by Andrew Hobson on 05/06/11

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Wow, I have doing one Fred Whitton as a long term goal so this is pretty inspiring!

Donation by Julie Mair on 05/06/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Awesome achievement - i'll be glad to do one!!

Donation by andy from embsay on 05/06/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Leon. A tough challenge, a good cause.

Donation by Noel Jones (Nightjar) on 02/06/11

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Well done, Leon! I've loved reading about your adventures, and the video was just awesome. Enjoy Cumbria - we'll miss you in Brum xx

Donation by Kelley & Sprog on 01/06/11

£75.00

+ £18.75 Gift Aid

Ooops, the computer seems to have rounded it up a bit. Well done, and thanks xx

Donation by Helen (Fizz) on 31/05/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Truly amazing effort Leon. Wish I could donate a million pounds, what you've achieved is worth it. Heather and Ben xxxx

Donation by Heather Mackay on 29/05/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Matey!! Awesome achievement!

Donation by Guy Keen on 29/05/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

The world is a better place because of people like you Leon, THANK YOU! xx

Donation by Mrs Jigs on 28/05/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,549.78
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,549.78
  • Gift Aid£723.10

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