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The Pyrenees Coast to Coast - on Two Wheels

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C2C Pyrenees

Taking on Europe's iconic cycle route for the Cameron Bespolka Trust

Raising money for
The Cameron Bespolka Trust

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Donations accepted until 15-09-2018

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Cameron was only sixteen when he died in a tragic accident.  In his memory and in celebration of his passion for wildlife in general and birds in particular, his family established the Cameron Bespolka Trust.  The Trust aims to raise awareness of nature among young people, providing opportunity and encouragement to engage with wildlife and its conservation for the benefit of present and future generations. 

As well as raising awareness of the Trust and funds for it, the particular focus of our fundraising effort was “Cameron's Cottage” in the new RSPB Reserve in the New Forest.  The existing derelict cottage will be a high quality, low impact building renovation. It is intended to provide research facilities and residential accommodation for use by small groups from schools and colleges etc., enabling young people to experience and study nature.

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Cycling the Pyrenees: Coast to Coast for Cameron

Until taking on this challenge, we were mostly non- or occasional cyclists. From 10-15 September we took on one of Europe’s most iconic cycle routes: coast-to-coast from the Atlantic to the Med, along the Pyrenees.  In under a week, we covered a daily average of 80 miles with a total of over 13.5km of vertical ascent - that's 1.5 times the height of Everest - including some of the most fearsome climbs of the Tour de France, such as the world-famous, hors categorie Col de Tourmalet.  To say that this was out of our comfort zone is an understatement – and to add to the challenge the weather was awful!

Any donation that you feel able to make will be hugely appreciated – by the Trust and Cameron’s family, and also as encouragement for those of us training for this challenge. Thank you!

The Team: Will Beardmore-Gray, Rupert Boissier, James Calder, Richard Cheetham, James Coulson, Barney Dalton, Ed Doyle, Chris Edwards, Simon Harries, Kate & Jason Harvey, Sarah Neish, George & James Shannon, Geoff Smailes, Nick Smith, Franca & James Turner

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Event date

10-September-2017 08:00  - 
15-September-2017 12:00

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Well done
on 12-06-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Nick, I'm sure you can sit down now....just, tremendous effort, well done to you and the rest of the team
Donation by Graham Dagnall
on 07-02-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 11-01-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Well done!
Donation by William and Nicola Cecil
on 04-12-2017
£25.00 gift aid
Great work Barnes! Looking forward to spinning with you somewhere sometime! Cheers Oli &Donna
Donation by Anonymous
on 16-11-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Congratulations on an absolutely amazing feat! With lots of love from Roger, Caroline, Tom and Alex
Donation by The M-G family
on 07-11-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Sorry this is so late - just as well I wasn't doing the ride! Well done Will Beardmore - Gray & all the other riders, this is a great charity.
Donation by The Marshall Family
on 28-10-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Well done! What an amazing result!
Donation by The Duckers
on 24-10-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by sarah
on 19-10-2017
£26.25 gift aid
What a feat, what a team, fab blogging too.... CONGRATULATIONs to each and every. Henry, Katie, Elisia and Jacobi x
Donation by The McCowens
on 17-10-2017
£12.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £52,284.21
Offline Donations: £33,013.00
Total Raised: £85,297.21
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £95,987.88

Donations closed

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