Since returning from the Trans-USA ride in 2016, Tracey and I have been planning and saving for our next big challenge. After much deliberation we settled on a plan, a bike ride from Amsterdam to Gibraltar. This journey is over 2000 miles and will cross the Jura mountains, the Alps and the Pyrenees.
Commencing 1st May 2022, the route will loosely follow the 2011 walka2b route but with a few additions in terms of places and a lot of added miles. We will visit each of the operational centres of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders: Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris , Geneva and Barcelona before pushing on to Gibraltar.
The aim of this challenge is to add £30,000 to the £113,000 already raised towards the ultimate goal of £200,000 for Doctors Without Borders.
Tracey and I will be taking unpaid leave from work to complete this challenge. We would like to thank Harrogate District Hospital Intensive Care Unit management and York Hospital – Dermatology Department management for supporting us with this important venture. We are fortunate that we work for departments where the bosses appreciate the value of this cause.
We now have 2 months to mount an entire fundraising campaign and we need YOU to help. I need to make contact with potential sponsors both corporate and individual who are willing to support us. If you are able to put me in touch with anyone who would be interested in being a corporate sponsor please get in touch.
Over the next week or so I will be sharing details of sponsorship opportunities but in essence there will be 3 main legs to the ride :
Amsterdam to Geneva
Geneva to Barcelona
Barcelona to Gibraltar
Each section can be sponsored and the company associated with each section will be front and centre in out marketing / social posts. Beyond that, they will be able to say that they are supporting a fundraiser for the most desperate people in the world.
Thank you all for your ongoing support. As I have said many times, I know some lovely people.