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Jeremy Whipp

Hello! This summer I am cycling 1,700km across 6 countries in 2 weeks to help people just like you and me who have been horrendously unlucky...

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Thighs of Steel

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This summer I am cycling 1,700km across 6 countries in 2 weeks to help people just like you and me who have been horrendously unlucky and are in dire need of our support (aka refugees). 

The refugee crisis may not be headline news any more but there are still thousands of people living in camps in Greece without food, water, shelter, education, and healthcare. That makes me sad and I want to raise some money to help. 

So what am I doing? Well i'll be in a group cycling up and over the entire Alps (terrifying!) from Stuttgart in Germany, through Austria, into Italy and then through Slovenia, Hungary and Romania. Every day we will cycle the equivalent of London to Birmingham (100 miles) and up Ben Nevis twice. And that's just week 1! By the end of the two weeks we will have hauled ourselves up 21,000 metres of hills and mountains (that's from sea level to the top of Everest 2.5 times). 

The ride will be a huge challenge, I hope to have some fun, and in the process make the world a bit less shit. Please sponsor me :) xx

Check out the videos to get an idea of what i've let myself in for!

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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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Herculean ! fantastic...well done. Stuart
Donation by Stuart Adams
on 30-08-2018
£12.50 gift aid
This is amazing! Well done, feel very proud xx
Donation by Veronika
on 22-08-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Can’t wait to hear to hear about your adventures!
Donation by Sabine and Dan
on 16-08-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Donation by Pat
on 23-07-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Jeremy
Donation by Michael and Jane Stevens
on 20-07-2018
£18.75 gift aid
Amazing cause. Amazing guy! Good luck. x
Donation by Kate Downs
on 08-07-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Granny and Grandad
on 24-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Buona Fortuna Jeremy!!
Donation by Nezi
on 24-06-2018
£6.75 gift aid
Yo gat this Boi!
Donation by Anonymous
on 24-06-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Nora
on 22-06-2018
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £2,365.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £2,365.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,801.25

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