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Tom Woodard

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Tom Woodard

I'm cycling Cairo to Cape Town over 4 months to raise money for the Cycle Smart Foundation

Raising money for
The Cycle-Smart Foundation

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Total raised
£3,275.00

Target
£5000.00

65%

Donations accepted until 05-06-2018

Donations closed

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About

I purchased my first road bike 14 years ago and joined a 10-day ride organised by this charity. I was probably more daunted by that ride then than I am now as I had no significant cycling experience. That was also the last time I rode for charity. Over the last few years I have built up my cycling confidence to tackle what must be one of the biggest adventures going. The unknown factors are what will it be like to be on a bike for 4 months, camping in parts of Africa that are desert where we will have no access to running water or sanitation for days on end and where the temperature could exceed 40°C. Therein lies the challenge and adventure. I’m grateful to the support of Mandy, my wife and family to allow me to undertake this challenge.

Event details

Tour d'Afrique

On the 7th January 2018 I'll be joining 30 fellow adventurers to cycle just over 7,000 miles through 10 African countries; Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. This is a fully supported trip run by TDA global cycling, https://tdaglobalcycling.com. All I have to do is ride my bike and put up my tent each day. The Chinese have been busy tarmacking over Africa which means only 15% of our route is dirt or gravel roads, although a lot of the tarmac is heavily potholed. We’ll be covering 80 miles a day on average, days on tarmac will be longer and hopefully shorter days on gravel. Our longest day is 129 miles in Botswana and we’ll reach 3,100 metres in the Ethiopian highlands. It’s not all cycling; we do get rest days in places of interest and capital cities plus a 3 day excursion in the remote Omo valley in Ethiopia.

Event date

07-January-2018 00:00  - 
05-May-2018 00:00

Event type

Cycling

Event is completed

Donations

Well done Tom, amazing
Donation by Cheryl
on 14-05-2018
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Tom. Amazing achievement for a wonderful charity. All the best from HC
Donation by Nigel Elkes
on 11-05-2018
£125.00
£0.00 gift aid
Tom - many congratulations on completing the cycle - great achievement. Look forward to hearing the stories!
Donation by David and Laura
on 11-05-2018
£30.00
£7.50 gift aid
Well done Tom! An amazing achievement.
Donation by The Hollister family
on 10-05-2018
£30.00
£7.50 gift aid
Fantastic effort!!
Donation by Nicki Williams
on 08-05-2018
£100.00
£25.00 gift aid
Well done Tom! Loved reading your blog too. Claire & Ross xxx
Donation by Claire Speirs
on 08-05-2018
Impressive Tom...well done!! Am sure you have a few stories to tell. Enjoy being back home!
Donation by Liz and Al
on 07-05-2018
£30.00
£7.50 gift aid
Donation by Mum
on 07-05-2018
Fantastic effort Tom and riding for a great cause. Look forward to catching up with your stories on return.
Donation by Adrian and Su
on 07-05-2018
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Fantastic effort and I hope fantastic experience. Well done.
Donation by Richard Dodds
on 04-05-2018
£100.00
£25.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £3,275.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £3,275.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £3,561.25

Donations closed

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