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(on a bike...) I have decided to make a difference in 2012. I aim to raise money for, and awareness of, the charity ShelterBox - my target is to raise sufficient






ShelterBoxes through a series of fundraising events. The main challenge will begin in August 2012 when I set off from Vancouver, and cycle 5,000 miles solo and unsupported to Miami, Florida. I am seeking sponsors to help support this challenge. This leaflet is provided as a quick summary of my plans. Let the adventure begin!

the challenge...


5,000 miles... 90 days... 1 man... 1 bike...

ShelterBox in their disaster

The challenge is to cycle corner to corner of

relief efforts. My aim is to raise

the USA, solo and unsupported, over a 3

sufficient funds to donate 10

month period.


I am supporting the charity



ShelterBox is a charity whose I will also be arranging a series of fundraising

work is close to my heart and

events in the run up to the cycle challenge to


raise awareness and money for a great cause.

instant response to disasters






emergency shelter & lifesaving supplies to families at a time when they need it most.

when? The provisional start date for the Corner to Corner challenge is 6th August 2012. ShelterBox - it’s all about the box

how? I will complete the entire journey by bicycle. The bike I will use is a Thorn Raven Tour, designed and built in Bridgewater, Somerset. A rough route will be planned prior to departure, the finer details will be sorted day by day ‘on the road’ to allow flexibility. I will undertake simple maintenance and repairs during the tour, carrying sufficient spare parts to deal with most foreseeable failures. I aim to camp and cook my own meals wherever possible throughout the tour. I plan to cycle an average of 60 miles per day and expect to burn in the region of 600 calories per hour while cycling; roughly 3,000 calories per day. This is the equivalent energy burnt in running a marathon, every day for 3 months! To maintain my body weight, I will need to eat double what I would normally consume.

a bit about me... I have been a keen cyclist for many years. My first major cycle tour was Lands End to John O’Groats in 2008. Since then I have completed an end to end tour of Ireland and my first solo tour, cycling from Geneva to Brussels over a week. In addition to cycling I enjoy running & competing in triathlon. I have completed the London Marathon three times and harbour ambitions to one day complete an Ironman. I support numerous charities & have participated in fundraising events for good causes in the past, although nothing on the scale of the 2012 challenge!

help needed! I am seeking sponsors to help finance my corner to corner challenge. I estimate the total cost of the trip to be in the region of £5,000 and am aiming to secure a total of £2,000 sponsorship towards trip expenses. I am personally financing the balance of the trip and all equipment costs. Sponsoring the trip will be helping support my fundraising activities and will also generate publicity for your company. Gold Sponsor Benefits (Sponsorship > £1,000): Sponsor logos clearly included on all clothing, promotional material, letterheads, website and blog Publicity at fundraising events/ within media reports Silver Sponsor Benefits (sponsorship £200 - £1,000): Sponsor logos clearly included on website and blog I can also accommodate requests from sponsors and partners, such as giving presentations on my experience, passing through specified destinations (within reason!), equipment reviews etc – please contact me to discuss options. I am happy to consider all offers of sponsorship and I am more than willing to discuss my plans in more detail at your convenience.

the charity ShelterBox provide emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters, at a time when they need it the

ShelterBox is a UK based charity, ShelterBox relies entirely on public located in Helston, Cornwall. Their donations and could not operate aim is to help the areas where the without the generosity of people the need is greatest by providing shelter, world over. A box can be sponsored warmth, comfort and dignity to for £590 – this takes into account the families in the immediate aftermath costs





of a disaster. Each big, green storage, transport worldwide and ShelterBox




every delivery to families most in need at a

disaster but typically contains a time of disaster by a team of highly disaster relief tent for an extended trained volunteers. family, blankets, water purification, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children's activity pack and other vital items.





ShelterBox’s work around the world, please visit ShelterBox Charity Number (1096479)

contact me (+44) 7731 818 948

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Corner to Corner USA Cycle Challenge 2012

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