It's time to shake the cob webs off the bike, drag it out of the shed, blow up the tyres and start training for a bike ride next January in order to raise, hopefully with your assistance, much needed funds for Childline and Norfoff Robbins Music Therapy. In a recession such as we have now, Charities tend to suffer greatly so its even more important that we all help as much as we can. Both of these Charities assist children and you can find out more about them if you wish at and  note please that Nordoff Robbins will pay half of the profits to Childline from their collections here and elsewhere)

We set off on Jan 21 2010 for Aswan, Egypt, arriving quite late, then up early the next day to spend the morning choosing and checking our bikes, which are supplied, and add necessities like a gel saddle to avoid the total destruction of our nether regions. Over the following 48 hours we will cycle over 100 miles more or less  along the Nile ending up in Luxor, where survivors will take a deep bath, apply various muscle creams and perhaps a few celebratory beers.

I do hope you will feel able to generously support me in this challenge so as to raise as much as possible for Childline and Nordoff Robbins. l will of course be paying the £1400 cost personally so all donations will go straight to the Charities.

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Raising money for

Nordoff Robbins (UK)

Nordoff Robbins (UK)

Charity Registration No. 280960

Nordoff Robbins is the leading independent music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people. We support thousands of people through our own centres and by working in partnership with a wide range of organisations.

Raising money for

Run by Nordoff Robbins (UK)

Charity Registration No. 280960

Donations 140

Great effort Rod! now maybe you could have a word with Zola about motivating the lads! I definitely want to do this next year and hopefully help raise more money. COYI!

Donation by Nic Miles on 25/03/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Congrats on raising so much for a great cause! Thanks for always taking care of us when you are in the states! Pilots appreciate that. UP THE IRONS!

Donation by Marc Mulkey on 03/03/10


Thanks for helping the children, Rod! UP THE IRONS from the USA!

Donation by Julie Falarski on 27/02/10

Well done from all of us at Billboard in London

Donation by Frederic Fenucci on 23/02/10


Well done Rod, fantastic thing that you have done.

Donation by Alan Soames on 16/02/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

"Out of the silent planet Out of the silent planet we are " Iron Maiden Up the Irons !!!

Donation by Gianluca Arena on 16/02/10

Well done Rod, great effort!

Donation by Richard Maher on 14/02/10


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Well done Rod!

Donation by Tim "TP" Phillips on 13/02/10


In Sweden we say that when someone gets it all wrong he is out cykling. You are not out cykling, so cykle on!

Donation by Ingrid Milveden Parker on 10/02/10


Hi Rob Well done - its a brilliant thing you have done this year! This is a donation from your friend, musicians and staff at BIMM.

Donation by SARAH CLAYMAN on 10/02/10


well done Rod

Donation by william booth on 08/02/10


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Rod, Apologies for the lateness of the donation but well done for doing this.

Donation by martin goo on 05/02/10

Donation by Vegard Namtvedt on 03/02/10


Donation by Jan Robbins on 02/02/10

Donation by Lance Armstrong on 02/02/10


Way to go Rod! Up the Irons!!

Donation by John akers on 01/02/10


Congratulations Rod!

Donation by Carina on 31/01/10


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good luck and well done for raising so much money

Donation by Skidmarc on 26/01/10


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Donation by stephen smith on 25/01/10


+ £4.23 Gift Aid

Up The Irons!

Donation by Hiromi Kimura on 23/01/10


best of british luck rod,up the irons.

Donation by gary turner on 23/01/10


Have a happy 80 days of Iron Maiden Guitarists!

Donation by Ian Noble on 22/01/10


Donation by declan carty on 21/01/10


Way to go, Mr Smallwood! =)

Donation by Plina Json on 21/01/10


all the best and up the irons good luck!!

Donation by maidron on 21/01/10


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Donation summary

  • * Online donations£20,814.00
  • Offline donations£45,064.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£65,878.00
  • Gift Aid£1,932.62

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