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, 29 January 2020

Route Plan for Tandem Across Borders

I have created a route plan for Tandem Across Borders.

Some people have asked me how they can be involved and if they can cycle part of the journey with me. The answer is YES PLEASE... The more help, the better.

I also ask the charity and their supporters to promote the JustGiving page I have set up  before and throughout the journey. I hope that we can be an effective vehicle to raise much needed funds.

Alices Escapes -  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Tandemacrossborders1



The schedule will be as follows.

This is a rough plan and I will update you if there are any changes.

If you would like to be involved as stoker (co-rider) for any stage or part stage of the journey, let me know because I am trying to arrange this in groups of people so it could have a support car and a rider to possibly switch riders at certain points on each stage.

I also need an emergency contact at or near to destination point of each stage

 Click on the associated FACEBOOK EVENTS page

22nd August - Cabo Roig to Alcoi (via Orihuela) - Day 1 (approx 139km)


We will be starting at Marina Sol at 8.30am

https://www.facebook.com/events/856501438153171/ 


Co-Riders/Stokers:
Michelle Wollage
Sue Turner
Emergency Contact:
Tracey Betteridge +34 635 93 94 95



23rd August - Alcoi to Valencia - Day 2 (Approx 121km)


 https://www.facebook.com/events/174307807137970/

Co-Riders/Stokers:
Michelle Wollage
Sue Turner
Emergency Contact:

 24th August - Valencia to Torreblanca - Day 3 (Approx 111km)


 https://www.facebook.com/events/473291610004532/

Co-Riders/Stokers:

Emergency Contact:

25th August - Torreblanca to Miami Platja - Day 4 (Approx 126km)


https://www.facebook.com/events/1532417756933937/

This is a very special leg of the journey for me as it is my daughter Aleyah's 15th birthday. We will stop somewhere and have cake ;-) xx

Co-Riders/Stokers:

Emergency Contact:


 26th August - Miami Platja to Barcelona - Day 5 (Approx 132km)


 https://www.facebook.com/events/209089420253323/

Co-Riders/Stokers:

Emergency Contact:




 27th August - Barcelona to Palafrugell - Day 6 (Approx 129km)


 https://www.facebook.com/events/2617083921852724/

Co-Riders/Stokers:

Emergency Contact:



 28th August - Palafrugell to Le Barcares (France) - Day 7 (Approx 124km) 


This is where we cross the border into France. Remember to bring your passport just in case 


Co-Riders/Stokers:

Emergency Contact:



 29th August - Le Barcares to Sete - Day 8 (Approx 128km)


https://www.facebook.com/events/601477843985212/

Co-Riders/Stokers:

Emergency Contact:



 30th August - Sete to Avignon - Day 9 (Approx 124km)



Co-Riders/Stokers:

Emergency Contact:

 

 31st August - Avignon to Valence - Day 10 (Approx 130km)



Co-Riders/Stokers:

Emergency Contact:



 1st September- Valence to Lyon - Day 11 (Approx 111km)


https://www.facebook.com/events/853340541774751/

Co-Riders/Stokers:

Emergency Contact:



 2nd September- Lyon to Le Creusot - Day 12 (Approx 147km)


https://www.facebook.com/events/284080372553162/

Co-Riders/Stokers:

Emergency Contact:



 3rd September- Le Creusot to Montbard - Day 13 (Approx 113km)


https://www.facebook.com/events/597110767517344/

Co-Riders/Stokers:

Emergency Contact:

4th September- Montbard to Lesmont - Day 14 (Approx 108km)



Co-Riders/Stokers:

Emergency Contact:



 5th September- Lesmont to Soisons- Day 15 (Approx 157 km)


https://www.facebook.com/events/916656038751439/

Co-Riders/Stokers:

Emergency Contact:


6th September- Soisons to Arras - Day 16 (Approx 121 km)


https://www.facebook.com/events/167782627862293/

Co-Riders/Stokers:

Emergency Contact:


 7th September- Arras to Calais - Day 17 (Approx 114 km)


 This will include the Calais to Dover Ferry Crossing. Remember passport ;-)

 https://www.facebook.com/events/167782627862293/

Co-Riders/Stokers:

Emergency Contact:


 8th September- Dover to Basildon- Day 18 (Approx 121 km)



Co-Riders/Stokers:
Michelle Wollage
Nick Chambers


Emergency Contact:
Nick Chambers : +44 7816 283692 



9th September- Basildon to Stowmarket - Day 19 (Approx 105 km) 


I will be stopping off at Kesgrave, near Ipswich to allow me to have a meeting regarding my daughter 


Co-Riders/Stokers:
Michelle Wollage

Emergency Contact:


 10th September- Stowmarket to Harlow (via Red Lodge) - Day 20 (Approx 127 km)


https://www.facebook.com/events/579563239307265/

Co-Riders/Stokers:
Michelle Wollage

Emergency Contact:



 11th September- Harlow to Peacehaven (VIA ROYAL COURT OF JUSTICE) - Day 21 (Approx 146 km)


 This is the final day of Tandem Across Borders. We will stop at the Royal Court of Justice to meet with any people who wish to join us. Michelle and I will be making the final part of the journey from London to Peacehaven where we will have the tandem collected and we will travel home on 12th or 13th.

 https://www.facebook.com/events/2206269983001902/

Co-Riders/Stokers:
Michelle Wollage


Emergency Contact:
Michael Lunn +447894 062727


From the bottom of my heart, thank you for any support you can give. Donations can be made via my JustGiving page

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





Saturday, 25 January 2020

JustGiving Pages

Right... Time off booked , I've set up the two JustGiving pages for the 2 charities we are going to support on our cycle from Spain to UK.. 



Route is planned but still a lot to organise.. Michelle is starting the tandem ride with me and rejoining me on some of the UK stages. 

Plan is to get others to hop on the tandem at different stages of the journey. Hint hint... 

Total journey is approx 2600km on the route we are taking.. and have 21 days to complete it so approx 124 km per day
 (22nd August - 11th September)

These are two charities I will be aiming to raise funds for on the journey.. Both are very special causes and close to my heart


 
Reunite International Child Abduction Centre


Thank you again to David at Costa Blanca Bike Hire for all of your help and advice xx

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Alice's Escapes

One of the two charities we are hoping to raise funds for on our cycle this August is Alice's Escapes. Please watch the video





#alicesescapes #tandemacrossborders

A JustGiving page has been set up if you would like to help me reach my fundraising goal for this wonderful charity