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Lucy and James get on their bikes!!!

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James Gregory Lucy Downes

On our bikes to (hopefully!) outpace the bears and brave the mountains of Romania to raise money for the vital work of KHORA

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Lucy and James (Digger) will be cycling their trusty steeds on a mountainous 750km route through Romania and Bulgaria over 6 days. 

We are raising money for the fantastic work of KHORA, a community centre in Athens that provides essential support to refugees.  Providing food, education, workshops and a safe space to hundreds of people daily, KHORA provides tangible support to the refugee community.  Today, their work is more vital than ever and we have taken on this challenge to support them (

We are attempting to whip ourselves into shape for what promises to be the biggest challenge we have ever faced!  We know there will be wild camping, mountains and 125km a day. We also know that there might be bears!

All money raised goes directly to KHORA as we have covered all travel costs etc.  Please donate whatever you are able to.

We will think of you as we cycle and cycle and cycle!!! 

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London to Athens 2018

A group of not-so-serious cyclists have set themselves the serious challenge of cycling between London and Athens. The ride is a relay-style challenge, with each participant taking on a week or two of the overall trip.

We are fundraising for Khora; a grassroots, proactive association running a community centre in Athens. Their centre provides basic and human needs for people without freedom of movement. This includes free nutritious food, clothing, education, access to information and a safe space to build relationships and relax.

Equally important to what they offer, is how they offer it. Khora is run by volunteers from all over the world. Its team includes members of the local Greek community, the refugee community and other international volunteers too. It prioritises dignity and respect in every service it provides.

The £60,000 we are aiming to raise will pay for the rent for their community centre for an entire year. The running costs of a project are typically the hardest to find funding for, so it of particular importance to be able to provide this for Khora, to secure a stable future for the project. All fund-raised money goes to Khora, and none on the ride.

Event date

22-July-2018 00:00  - 
08-September-2018 23:59

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Well done you two. Love Marion
Donation by Marion Ransley
on 19-10-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 15-09-2018
£10.00 gift aid
Last push. Go go go those legs!
Donation by Anonymous
on 24-08-2018
£11.25 gift aid
Wishing you gentle hills, following winds, friendly local dogs, and good companionship along the way!!!
Donation by Ana and Colin
on 21-08-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Good luck you two brave souls. Bring back lots of stories and pictures - can't wait to hear of your adventures xx
Donation by Kelly, Bean and Henry
on 15-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Amazing work, guys...good luck and can't wait to hear all about it!! x
Donation by Cissy
on 13-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Don't worry too much about the bears - apparently they can only run at 30mph max...uphill. Good luck!
Donation by Roy
on 08-08-2018
£17.50 gift aid
Good Luck!
Donation by Gavin & Margaret
on 05-08-2018
Rather you two than us but best of luck and come and see us when you're next in the far west!!
Donation by Jane & John Forsyth
on 01-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Donation by Pip
on 30-07-2018
£3.75 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £965.00
Offline Donations: £100.00
Total Raised: £1,065.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,245.00

Donations closed

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