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This fundraising page is dedicated to the memory of

Janie Hay

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David Hay

Cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats, leaving on Christmas Day and arriving before New Year to raise money for 5 cancer charities.

Raising money for multiple charities

Total raised



Donations accepted until 31-03-2016

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Cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats is a difficult challenge in summer, but I wanted to make it a little tougher, in the hope that the challenge would be worthy of people's sponsorship and raise as much money as I can for the five charities I have chosen to support.

Christmas can be a hard time of year for those unwell with cancer, undergoing treatment and stuck in hospital or hospice and for friends and families supporting, and also for those who have lost loved ones to the disease. One reason for undertaking this challenge at this time of year is to raise awareness of this. Something that I myself found hard whilst my wife Janie was ill with the disease and more so after she passed away in November 2013. She is the inspiration behind this challenge.

Event details

Dave's Big Icicle Ride

Leaving Lands End on Christmas Morning, my (Dave’s) Big Icicle ride will take me the length of the country in 7 days, with the objective of arriving in John O’Groats before the New Year. I’ll cover 870 miles in seven days, facing the worst of the British winter weather in limited daylight and will climb over 33,000 ft over the course of the challenge, higher than Mount Everest. I’ll also be riding the route on my own, but will be supported by my mate Richard following in a camper van.
The objective of this adventure is to raise awareness and some money for a number of cancer charities, some of which helped Janie and I greatly in her fight against the disease. All of these charities do and with our support will continue to do good work helping people like us through their own battles with cancer.

Event date

25-December-2015 00:00  - 
31-December-2015 00:00

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Event is completed


Richard told us all about your challenge. Well done!
Donation by Roslyn
on 30-03-2016
£0.00 gift aid
Sponsorship from: Patricia O'Callaghan - £50, G Fraser - £20, Anonymous - £60, Vicky £10. Thank you so much for your donations.
Donation by Anonymous
on 29-03-2016
£0.00 gift aid
Very impressed with your achievement.
Donation by Marion Jack
on 28-03-2016
£12.00 gift aid
Belated congratulations. You were amazing! Love from, Jenny, David, Amelia, Elizabeth and Carol (Jenny's mum) xxx
Donation by The Goodacres
on 07-03-2016
£8.00 gift aid
Just as well you were quicker off the mark the us! Fingers crossed for a few more late entries before the end of the month. Still amazed by your efforts with Richard & at the amount of money you have raised! A beer awaits when we meet again :-)
Donation by The Nicols
on 05-03-2016
£20.00 gift aid
Donation by John Clark
on 05-03-2016
£10.00 gift aid
Nice one David.
Donation by Terry
on 20-02-2016
£10.00 gift aid
Well done Dave
Donation by Sandy
on 11-02-2016
£4.00 gift aid
Lesley (cat woman) was chatting about your cycle at work and it really is a good thing you have done.
Donation by Richard & Grant
on 11-02-2016
£2.00 gift aid
Good on you boys, what an achievement. From friends of friends and for our memories of others, thank you.
Donation by Jessie T, Mo K, Em R & Christina R.
on 10-02-2016
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £37,577.00
Offline Donations: £3,297.80
Total Raised: £40,874.80
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £46,671.52

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