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My Thighs of Steel 2017: Trieste to Dubrovnik

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Triin Major

In order to raise awareness and much-needed funds for refugees in Greece, I have taken up the challenge of cycling 700km in 6 days this June.

Raising money for
Help Refugees

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Donations accepted until 31-01-2018

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I'm a 30-year-old Estonian living in Birmingham, UK.
Just 13 weeks before setting off, I have managed to get a place in the Thighs of Steel 2017 cycling event from Trieste, Italy to Dubrovnik, Croatia, raising money for the Help Refugees charity (read more below).
Courageous? Adventurous? Slightly mad and stupid? Probably all of the above, but I am doing this because:

  • This cause is really close to my heart
  • I enjoy cycling a lot (saying this before the challenge!)
  • I have been to Italy before but not the other countries on the way
  • What else could be more fun for a week in June, writing up my PhD thesis?? 
So please, if you are reading this, take a moment to clickity-click on the 'Donate' button and do a good deed for those who need it so desperately. All of the money fundraised goes directly to Khora, the community centre for refugees in Athens, and none of it on the cycle. Every pound matters of course! If you were in their shoes, you would want someone to help, wouldn't you? :)


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Thighs of Steel 2017

We are fundraising for Help Refugees, who fund small grassroots refugee organisations. The specific group we are fundraising for is Khora, a co-operative made up of volunteers from all over the world, including the local Greek community, the refugee community and other international volunteers. Their community centre in Athens provides not only basic needs such as free nutritious food, warm clothing and access to dental care, but also social needs such as education, child care, access to information and a safe space to build relationships and relax.

Event date

14-May-2017 00:00

Event type


Event already started


I Love you and I am very proud to have a wife like you. Kam x
Donation by Kam
on 29-01-2018
£12.53 gift aid
Congratulations! So pleased you did it AND smashed it!
Donation by Alex + Ellie
on 11-07-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done! So proud of you
Donation by Anonymous
on 21-06-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Triin - try not to crash into old ladies during the challenge ;) xx
Donation by Scouse Becks
on 04-06-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Triiny!! xx
Donation by Zaheeda
on 02-06-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Great cause, great effort. Pleased to take you to your target.
Donation by Prof D
on 31-05-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Jõudu stardist finišini!
Donation by Helle
on 22-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Triin! Im so proud of you and i know you can do it!
Donation by Anonymous
on 10-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Triin!
Donation by Anonymous
on 10-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Good Luck Triin!
Donation by Jake
on 10-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £600.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £600.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £650.03

Donations closed

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