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Mar 31 2010   3:36PM GMT

Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2010

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens


Please excuse the off-topic posting, but it’s time for the annual charity event. Those of you whom I’ve pestered for sponsorship before will know that for the past three years I’ve cycled from my home to London and then on to Paris (400 miles) in aid of Action Medical Research. This year I’ve decided to up the ante a little, and have entered the Deloitte Ride Across Britain.

On 12th June 2010 I will join 500 other riders as we depart from John O’Groats to cycle the 1,000 miles to Land’s End over 9 days. Our route, which takes us down the west coast of Scotland, through the Lake District, over the Bristol Channel, and across Dartmoor, will climb further than the height of Everest. We’ll be cycling around 110 miles a day, and camping at night.

I’m covering all my own costs, and a donation to the Paralympics, but I’d like to raise £1,000 for Help for Heroes. I think we’re all aware of the stunning work this charity does for our forces, and it’s a chance for me to repay a debt from my past. If you can sponsor me even for just a few pounds I would be extremely grateful. Every penny you donate will go directly to this worthwhile cause. I’ll be wearing a satellite tracking device and blogging as I go, so there will be plenty of opportunities for you to mock me as I go.

You can sponsor me through Just Giving. Thank you for your support.

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