Our Journey

In 2015, we completed a journey between Orihuela court and London Royal Court of Justice on foot. 44 marathons in 44 days with the hope of raising awareness of parental child abduction and parental alienation and also, on a very personal level, to show my daughter that I would travel the world for
her.

http://walkacrossborders.blogspot.com/

On that occasion, we raised funds for the Reunite
International Child Abduction Centre Charity

This time, with our cycle, as well as having another attempt at raising awareness of these issues, we hope to help to raise funds for another charity which is close to our heart and in memory of an inspirational young lady Alice Pyne (Alices Escapes (1146011))

I am aiming to raise £5000 to fund the upkeep of one of their caravans.

The charity offers complimentary holidays for families with seriously-ill-children, along with breaks for those who have lost their child. Please read more about this amazing charity on the link.

https://www.alices-escapes.co.uk/

The link for donating to this charity is :

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tandemacrossborders1

The second charity is Parental Alienation Awareness (1187738) who aim to raise awareness, educate, & campaign against this form of child abuse that needlessly disconnects children, parents, & their extended families.

This, many of you know, I can directly relate to...

We are hoping to raise £2000 to help with publishing and distribution costs in the production of parental alienation awareness brochures.

www.paawareness.co.uk

The link for donating to this charity is :

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tandemacrossborders-paa

I understand the covid situation has caused financial hardship for many.. Charities like this are also finding these times extremely testing.

If you cant help financially, thats ok. But could I ask that you share my JustGiving page links so others can help to support one or both of these worthy charities?

Thanks all xx


Wednesday, 14 April 2021

A Contingency Plan

With restrictions gradually being lifted, it IS looking positive that we can go ahead in August with our planned route from Spain to UK... 

However, nobody knows what is going to happen in the coming months so I have made a contigency plan that will hopefully, allow the cycle to go ahead regardless on the scheduled date..

If it is advised in August that I should not be leaving Spain, then I will change the route to do a similar amount of km around Spain..




This is ONLY if advised to stay in the country due to Covid restrictions.. 

Please continue to help me reach my fund raising targets for these two deserving charities..

Parental Alienation Awareness -

Alices Escapes -

Thank you

#parentalalienationawareness #alicesescapes #tandemacrossborders

Saturday, 27 March 2021

Tandem Across Borders is supporting 2 UK charities

In Aug/Sept, I am cycling on tandem bike from Orihuela Costa, Spain to UK and in doing so, trying to raise some funds for the Alice's Escapes Charity (1146011) and also the Parental Alienation Awareness Charity (1187738).

On route, various volunteers will be cycling with me as my stokers / co-riders


You Tube Video


Our schedule is:


Day 1 - 21st Aug 2021 – Orihuela Costa to Alcoi - via Orihuela (approx 139km)

Day 2 – 22nd Aug 2021 - Alcoi to Valencia (Approx 121km)

Day 3 – 23rd Aug 2021 - Valencia to Torreblanca - (Approx 111km)

Day 4 – 24th Aug 2021 - Torreblanca to Miami Platja (Approx 126km)

Day 5 – 25th Aug 2021 - Miami Platja to Barcelona (Approx 132km)

Day 6 – 26th Aug 2021 - Barcelona to Palafrugell (Approx 129km)

Day 7 – 27th Aug 2021 - Palafrugell to Le Barcares (France) (Approx 124km)

Day 8 – 28th Aug 2021 - Le Barcares to Sete - (Approx 128km)

Day 9 – 29th Aug 2021 - Sete to Avignon (Approx 124km)

Day 10 – 30th Aug 2021 - Avignon to Valence (Approx 130km)

Day 11 – 31st Aug 2021 - Valence to Lyon (Approx 111km)

Day 12 – 1st Sept 2021 - Lyon to Le Creusot (Approx 147km)

Day 13 – 2nd Sept 2021 - Le Creusot to Montbard (Approx 113km)

Day 14 – 3rd Sept 2021 - Montbard to Lesmont (Approx 108km)

Day 15 – 4th Sept 2021 - Lesmont to Soisons (Approx 157 km)

Day 16 – 5th Sept 2021 - Soisons to Arras (Approx 121 km)

Day 17 – 6th Sept 2021 - Arras to Calais (Approx 114 km)

Day 18 – 7th Sept 2021 – Dover, UK to Basildon (Approx 121 km)

Day 19 – 8th Sept 2021 - Basildon to Stowmarket (Approx 105 km)

Day 20 – 9th Sept 2021 - Stowmarket to Harlow (via Red Lodge) (Approx 127 km)

Day 21 – 10th Sept 2021 - Harlow to Peacehaven (VIA RCJ) (Approx 146 km)


We will have cycled an estimated 2768km in 21 days!!


Please help us to raise funds for these extremely worthy charities


Steven Monk-Dalton

0034 622 925 754

s.monkdalton@gmail.com



Alices Escapes (1146011) - https://www.alices-escapes.co.uk/


The charity offers complimentary holidays for families with seriously-ill-children, along with breaks for those who have lost their child. 


Through this cycle, we would like to try to raise enough funding to maintain one of the caravans for a year 


YouTube Video Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpK-78fPozM


Donate on JustGiving page - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tandemacrossborders1


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Parental Alienation Awareness (1187738) -  http://www.paawareness.co.uk/


The aims of the Parental Alienation Awareness Charity are to raise awareness, educate, & campaign against this form of child abuse that needlessly disconnects children, parents, & their extended families. 


Through this cycle, we would like to try to raise enough funding to help to produce and distribute awareness information in relation to the effects of parental alienation on children and families. 


YouTube video link: https://youtu.be/ZHQuTp9a2pU


Donate on JustGiving page - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tandemacrossborders-paa 



Monday, 22 March 2021

Perfect Face Studio - Thank you!!

I wish to give a huge thank you to Perfect Face Studio for their support on our cycle


They will be arranging some exciting competitions for any customers who donate to either of our supported charities

 Alices Escapes and Parental Alienation Awareness

You can donate on either on the JustGiving links above

We will be starting our cycle from the studio on August 21st 2021

More details to follow

xxx


Friday, 5 March 2021

Details of Day 21 of 21 - Harlow to Peacehaven via Royal Court of Justice

Day 21 of 21 of Tandem Across Borders on 10th September... If all goes to plan, this is OUR LAST DAY...

We will start the day in Harlow and will cycle to the Royal Court of Justice in London where we will stop for a couple of hours to hopefully meet up with friends and supporters of the two charities we are trying to raise funds for.


Outside RCJ after 1750km walk in 2015

Also at this point, I hope to hand deliver a letter to the courts about Parental Alienation as well as my own situation where I have been separated from my child for over a decade despite being subject of a Hague parental child abduction case.

This is not quite the end of our journey though as we are still going to cycle to Croydon, Earlswood, Crawley, Brighton and complete our journey at Peacehaven.


Croydon


Earlswood

Crawley

Hopefully I will meet up with Michelle at this point to complete the journey.

Brighton


Peacehaven

If you wish to help in any way on the final stages, please let me know. I really would like to reach the target amounts for our two supported charities

Steven Monk-Dalton
0034 622 925 754
s.monkdalton@gmail.com

This will be approximately 145km. We will have cycled an estimated 2768km in 21 days!!

Please help me to raise funds for these extremely worthy charities Alices Escapes and Parental Alienation Awareness

You can sponsor us on either of the JustGiving links above

Thank you to Michael Lunn for being my emergency contact for the final stage and also Edward Carmichael for agreeing to transport our tandem bike back home to us in Spain




Details of Day 20 of 21 - Stowmarket to Harlow

Day 20 of 21 of Tandem Across Borders on 9th September and we will almost at the end of our journey

We will start the day in Stowmarket and will drop into Red Lodge before heading to Bishop Stortford and finish the day at Harlow.

Day 20 is an extremely significant stage personally as I will joined as co-rider with Jason Regent. Jason is the father of my daughter's older half brother who, unknown to me at the time, was erased from his life using similar alienation tactics by deceiving the court processes to achieve that objective.

This will send out such a strong message and I hope will show that we both are longing for the day where we can reunite with our children.

Michelle will be emergency contact on this day.. Thank you - 0034685779488


Red Lodge

Bishops Stortford

Harlow




If you wish to help in any way on the final stages, please let me know. I really would like to reach the target amounts for our two supported charities

Steven Monk-Dalton
0034 622 925 754
s.monkdalton@gmail.com

This will be approximately 127km. At this stage, we will have cycled approx 2623km!!

Please help me to raise funds for these extremely worthy charities Alices Escapes and Parental Alienation Awareness

You can sponsor us on either of the JustGiving links above

Thursday, 4 March 2021

Details of Day 19 of 21 - Basildon to Stowmarket

Day 19 of 21 of Tandem Across Borders on 8th September will take us into Suffolk. Michelle hopes be my co-rider/stoker for at least part of this stage but if any other people would like to help, please let me know.

We will be starting the day in Basildon and will cycle to Ipswich and Kesgrave before heading to Stowmarket where we will end the day

Kesgrave

Stowmarket


If you wish to help in any way on the final stages, please let me know. I really would like to reach the target amounts for our two supported charities

Steven Monk-Dalton
0034 622 925 754
s.monkdalton@gmail.com

This will be approximately 105km. At this stage, we will have cycled approx 2496km.

Please help me to raise funds for these extremely worthy charities Alices Escapes and Parental Alienation Awareness

You can sponsor us on either of the JustGiving links above

The total distance cycling over the 21 days will be over 2600 km !!!

Details of Day 18 of 21 - Dover to Basildon (includes Gravesend/Tilbury crossing)

Day 18 of 21 of Tandem Across Borders on 7th September is my first day on UK soil. I will be joined by Nick Chambers who will be my co-rider/stoker

We will be starting the day in Dover and will cycle through Ashford and then to Gravesend where we catch a short ferry to Tilbury. From there we cycle on to Basildon where we will end the day

Dover, UK


Ashford, UK

Gravesend/Tilbury Crossing

Basildon, UK


Michelle is due to fly over just before this day to help to support on the remaining few days.



If you wish to help in any way on the final stages, please let me know. I really would like to reach the target amounts for our two supported charities

Steven Monk-Dalton
0034 622 925 754
s.monkdalton@gmail.com

This will be approximately 126km. At this stage, we will have cycled approx 2391km.

Please help me to raise funds for these extremely worthy charities Alices Escapes and Parental Alienation Awareness

You can sponsor us on either of the JustGiving links above

The total distance cycling over the 21 days will be over 2600 km !!!

Details of Day 17 of 21 - Arras to Calais (plus Dover crossing)

Day 17 of 21 of Tandem Across Borders on 6th September is my last day in France but another day that I dont currently have a co-rider/stoker.

Please... If you know anyone in this area who wants to be my co-rider on this stage, please get in touch.

We will be starting the day where we left off in Arras heading straight to Calais where we will take the ferry over to Dover where I hope to meet up with Nick Chambers who plans to cycle with me on the next stage


Calais, France


Dover, UK

I also would like an emergency contact for this stage so if you know anybody between Arras and Calais that would help in the case of incident or emergency, please let me know.



Steven Monk-Dalton
0034 622 925 754
s.monkdalton@gmail.com

This will be approximately 117km. At this stage, we will have cycled approx 2265km.

Please help me to raise funds for these extremely worthy charities Alices Escapes and Parental Alienation Awareness

You can sponsor us on either of the JustGiving links above

The total distance cycling over the 21 days will be over 2600 km !!!

Details of Day 16 of 21 - Soissons to Arras

Day 16 of 21 of Tandem Across Borders on 5th September is my penultimate day in France but another day that I dont currently have a co-rider/stoker.

Please... If you know anyone in this area who wants to be my co-rider on this stage, please get in touch.

We will be cycling through Ham, then along the River Somme, through Bapaume and end the day in Arras.


River Somme

Bapaume, France

Arras, France


I also would like an emergency contact for this stage so if you know anybody between Soissons and Arras that would help in the case of incident or emergency, please let me know.



Steven Monk-Dalton
0034 622 925 754
s.monkdalton@gmail.com

This will be approximately 121km. At this stage, we will have cycled approx 2148km.

Please help me to raise funds for these extremely worthy charities Alices Escapes and Parental Alienation Awareness

You can sponsor us on either of the JustGiving links above

The total distance cycling over the 21 days will be over 2600 km !!!

Details of Day 15 of 21 - Lesmont to Soissons

Day 15 of 21 of Tandem Across Borders on 4th September is the first day of my final week but another day that I dont currently have a co-rider/stoker.

Please... If you know anyone in this area who wants to be my co-rider on this stage, please get in touch.


Soissons, France


I also would like an emergency contact for this stage so if you know anybody between Lesmont and Soissons that would help in the case of incident or emergency, please let me know.



Steven Monk-Dalton
0034 622 925 754
s.monkdalton@gmail.com

This will be approximately 157km so a very long day. At this stage, we will have cycled approx 2027km.

Please help me to raise funds for these extremely worthy charities Alices Escapes and Parental Alienation Awareness

You can sponsor us on either of the JustGiving links above

The total distance cycling over the 21 days will be over 2600 km !!!

Details of Day 14 of 21 - Montbard to Lesmont

Day 14 of 21 of Tandem Across Borders on 3rd September is another short day but another day that I dont currently have a co-rider/stoker.

Please... If you know anyone in this area who wants to be my co-rider on this stage, please get in touch.


Lesmont, France


I also would like an emergency contact for this stage so if you know anybody between Montbard and Lesmont that would help in the case of incident or emergency, please let me know.



Steven Monk-Dalton
0034 622 925 754
s.monkdalton@gmail.com

This will be approximately 105km and looks like more downhill. At this stage, we will have cycled approx 1870km.

Please help me to raise funds for these extremely worthy charities Alices Escapes and Parental Alienation Awareness

You can sponsor us on either of the JustGiving links above

The total distance cycling over the 21 days will be over 2600 km !!!

Details of Day 13 of 21 - Le Creusot to Montbard

Day 13 of 21 of Tandem Across Borders on 2nd September is a shorter day which I am sure will be needed after the previous stage but another day that I dont currently have a co-rider/stoker.

Please... If you know anyone in this area who wants to be my co-rider on this stage, please get in touch.


Montbard, France

I also would like an emergency contact for this stage so if you know anybody between Le Creusot and Montbard that would help in the case of incident or emergency, please let me know.



Steven Monk-Dalton
0034 622 925 754
s.monkdalton@gmail.com

This will be approximately 113km and looks like some is refreshingly downhill. At this stage, we will have cycled approx 1765km.

Please help me to raise funds for these extremely worthy charities Alices Escapes and Parental Alienation Awareness

You can sponsor us on either of the JustGiving links above

The total distance cycling over the 21 days will be over 2600 km !!!

Details of Day 12 of 21 - Lyon to Le Creusot

Day 12 of 21 of Tandem Across Borders on 1st September is one of my longest cycle days but another day that I dont currently have a co-rider/stoker.

Please... If you know anyone in this area who wants to be my co-rider on this stage, please get in touch.


Le Creusot, France


I also would like an emergency contact for this stage so if you know anybody between Lyon and Le Creusot that would help in the case of incident or emergency, please let me know.

Steven Monk-Dalton
0034 622 925 754
s.monkdalton@gmail.com

This will be approximately 157km which is one of the longest days and looks like a lot is uphill. At this stage, we will have cycled approx 1652km.

Please help me to raise funds for these extremely worthy charities Alices Escapes and Parental Alienation Awareness

You can sponsor us on either of the JustGiving links above

The total distance cycling over the 21 days will be over 2600 km !!!

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Details of Day 11 of 21 - Valence to Lyon

Day 11 of 21 of Tandem Across Borders on 31st August is the half way point but another day that I dont currently have a co-rider/stoker.

Please... If you know anyone in this area who wants to be my co-rider on this stage, please get in touch.


Lyon, France

I also would like an emergency contact for this stage so if you know anybody between Valence and Lyon that would help in the case of incident or emergency, please let me know.



Steven Monk-Dalton
0034 622 925 754
s.monkdalton@gmail.com

This will be approximately 111km which is one of the shorter days. At this stage, we will have cycled approx 1495km.

Please help me to raise funds for these extremely worthy charities Alices Escapes and Parental Alienation Awareness

The total distance cycling over the 21 days will be over 2600 km !!!

Details of Day 10 of 21 - Avignon to Valence

Day 10 of 21 of Tandem Across Borders on 30th August is another day in France and yet another day that I dont currently have a co-rider/stoker. 

Please... If you know anyone in this area who wants to be my co-rider on this stage, please get in touch.


Valence

I also would like an emergency contact for this stage so if you know anybody between Avignon and Valence that would help in the case of incident or emergency, please let me know.



Steven Monk-Dalton
0034 622 925 754
s.monkdalton@gmail.com

This will be approximately 130km and mostly uphill which means that at this stage, we will have cycled approx 1384km.

Please help me to raise funds for these extremely worthy charities Alices Escapes and Parental Alienation Awareness

You can sponsor us on either of the JustGiving links above

The total distance cycling over the 21 days will be over 2600 km !!!

Details of Day 9 of 21 - Sete to Avignon

Day 9 of 21 of Tandem Across Borders - Spain to UK on 29th August another day in France and another day that I dont currently have a co-rider/stoker.

If you know anyone in this area who wants to do this stage with me, please get in touch.


Avignon

I also would like an emergency contact for this stage so if you know anybody between Sete and Avignon that would help in the case of incident or emergency, please let me know.




Steven Monk-Dalton
0034 622 925 754
s.monkdalton@gmail.com

This will be approximately 124km which means that at this stage, we will have cycled approx 1254km.

Please help me to raise funds for these extremely worthy charities Alices Escapes and Parental Alienation Awareness

You can sponsor us on either of the JustGiving links above

The total distance cycling over the 21 days will be over 2600 km !!!

Details of Day 8 of 21 - Le Barcares to Sete

Day 8 of 21 of Tandem Across Borders - Spain  on 28th August is my first full day in France

I dont currently have a co-rider/stoker for this stage as yet. If you know anyone in this area who wants to do this stage with me, please get in touch.


S├ęte

I also would like an emergency contact for this stage so if you know anybody between Le Barcares and Sete that would help in the case of incident or emergency, please let me know.




Steven Monk-Dalton
0034 622 925 754
s.monkdalton@gmail.com

This will be approximately 128km which means that at this stage, we will have cycled approx 1130km.

Please help me to raise funds for these extremely worthy charities Alices Escapes and Parental Alienation Awareness

The total distance cycling over the 21 days will be over 2600 km !!!

Details of Day 7 of 21 - Palafrugell to Le Barcares

Day 7 of 21 of Tandem Across Borders - Spain to UK on 27th August is the first day that I dont currently have a co-rider/stoker. It is also my last day in Spain as I cross the border into France.

If you know anyone in this area who wants to be my co-rider this stage, get in touch. If not, I will be cycling solo for this part.


Le Barcares


I also would like an emergency contact for this stage so if you know anybody between Palafrugell and Le Barcares that would help in the case of incident or emergency, please let me know.




Steven Monk-Dalton
0034 622 925 754
s.monkdalton@gmail.com

This will be approximately 124km which means that at this stage, we will have cycled approx 982km.

Please help me to raise funds for these extremely worthy charities Alices Escapes and Parental Alienation Awareness

The total distance cycling over the 21 days will be over 2600 km !!!

Details of how to donate to either of the 2 charities is on the JustGiving links above

#tandemacrossborders #parentalalienationawareness #alicesescapes #palafrugell #lebarcares