Charity cycle ride

London to Paris riders success


By Vivian Brennan

On the weekend of 7th/8th June, five from Lindfield Warrior Cycle Club (Adam Stone, Paul Seymour, James Gairdner, Annette Smith and Vivian Brennan) rode the Duchenne Dash, a 300k cycle ride from London to Paris in aid of Duchenne UK.

The ride was really tough this year with shocking weather, relentless gale force head winds, lots of really heavy downpours of rain, a brutal ferry crossing and late ferry arrival, and therefore we were under massive time pressure to get to Paris for our time slot. But it was all so worth it!!

We rode alongside 20 mums and dads who have children with Duchenne MD who are praying for a cure to see their children live beyond the tragically short life span they will otherwise have.

For the last six months we have been fundraising and were blown away by the generosity of the local community. We want to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you to all who have supported us in trying to reach our massive £16,000 target, and we are delighted to say, as of 11th June, we have raised £15,847.

'Tour de Wight' fundraiser by Lindfield parishioners


Definitely in for the long haul, this 11-strong Tour de Wight cycle team, organised by Phil Hale of Lindfield’s All Saints Church, rode around the Isle of Wight on 30th June to raise money for the Romanian charity, Caminul Felix, which the church has been supporting for well over a decade.

Sporting their distinctive but self-funded strip, designed by professional animator and TdW rider, Olly Brown, the team covered the 67 miles with over 4,700ft of climbing on what was one of the hottest days of the year. They were accompanied by a support team in liveried vehicle driven by Alastair McDermid, to boost the charity’s profile and attract vital funding to build another home for the family ‘village’ near Oradea in western Romania.

Another team from Lindfield will be travelling there in September to build with materials entirely funded from efforts such as this. 

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