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Ian Soanes

I am joining the BCA team for their ride from Blackbushe to Paris to raise funds for Action For A-T.

Raising money for
Action for A-T

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Donations accepted until 21-03-2018

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A-T (Ataxia Telangiectasia) is a rare, genetic degenerative disease of childhood that affects multiple systems of the human body.

There are no indicators at birth and most children with A-T appear healthy during the first year of life. The first signs of A-T are neurological: poor balance and reduced motor coordination (ataxia), insulin-resistant diabetes, involuntary movements and difficulty with speech. As a child gets older, some types of cells in the central nervous system start to die, leading to progressive neuromotor dysfunction.

Health progressively deteriorates causing an overall loss of coordination and muscle control. Children are usually confined to a wheelchair by around the age of 10 and will need assistance with everyday tasks. Children often lose their ability to write, speech becomes slower or slurred and reading becomes problematic. A-T patients are also predisposed to developing cancer and their immune system is weakened.

Life span is shortened, usually by respiratory failure or cancer. A-T is life-limiting, with those affected generally living until their twenties.  There is currently no cure for this devastating disease.

Event details

Blackbushe to Paris Cycle

Cycle from Blackbushe to Paris - an epic but achievable challenge for both novice and proficient cyclists. After 3 days of pedalling and 200 miles in the saddle finish under the iconic Eiffel Tower for a team photo and a celebratory glass of Fizz.

Event date

14-September-2017 08:00  - 
17-September-2017 12:00

Event type


Event is completed


Well done Ian!!
Donation by Eva
on 27-09-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Better late than never!
Donation by Andy
on 20-09-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Well done Ian, Fancy Land's End to John o' Groats next year?
Donation by The Birtwhistles
on 18-09-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Ian, Best of luck with the Challenge!
Donation by From all at Stobart Group
on 18-09-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Just picked this up so hope by now you have made it!! So congratulations....
Donation by Jane and Steve
on 17-09-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Great effort, good luck!
Donation by S&M
on 16-09-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Where are you now?
Donation by The Blacks
on 16-09-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 15-09-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Good Luck (dad forgot to fill this section in with his donation so became anonymous!)
Donation by Jan Soanes
on 14-09-2017
£6.25 gift aid
You'll be brilliant! Rufus is very impressed you're doing it without stabilisers.
Donation by Radha, Roy and Rufus
on 14-09-2017
£12.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £12,050.00
Offline Donations: £570.00
Total Raised: £12,620.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £15,327.50

Donations closed

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