Cycle London-Paris in 24hrs for Family Space

by Ralph Catto & Will Wright in Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom


raised of £2,500 target


75% 16 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by May 8th 2019 at 3:51pm

BigBen +24hrs +bikes +200miles +200lbs(Ralph!) +165lbs(Will) +ferry +pain +cramp +croissants = EiffelTower. Back Us/Family Space +Rewards4U

by Ralph Catto & Will Wright in Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

The Challenge

Starting late afternoon Saturday 4th May by Big Ben we've challenged ourselves to get to the Eiffel Tower within 24 hours... cycling.  

  • 70 miles London to Newhaven
  • midnight ferry and (hopefully some kip)
  • 130 miles Dieppe to Paris

Four riders, a van and three back up crew - will be painful, but hopefully fun too.

The Cause

The image of Cheltenham for many is of being quite affluent. Unfortunately not the case in some of west Cheltenham where social deprivation is very high.

After years of social services funding cuts, demand for Family Space's services has only increased - often being called on by social workers and health visitors - so much that in 2018 over 800 adults and children where directly helped.  Two examples:

"I never thought divorce would cause so much upset.  I just wanted to spend time with my sons who I love so much and miss every second I'm away from them.  Thank you for helping me and my sons to future happiness."  Dad using Contact Centre

"When I spiralled into postnatal depression and severe anxiety my Health Visitor referred me to Family Space.  They supported me and are always available when i need help.  I can now live every day life as it should be" Mother using TimeOut

Family Space receives no government funding and operates only as long as supporters contribute time and finance.  

The Full Team

Will & Ralph are riding along with brothers, Duncan & Chris Parker.  Ably supported by John (driver & Mr Upbeat), Andy (magic hands) the physio and Farrah (comms - share our pain in real time if you like!) plus gratitude for transport assistance from Pemberstone's team


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

You pick the tunes

Pick a song we have to listen to. We'll put them together into one motivational (please!) playlist to keep us going.

£30 or more

Postcard from Paris

Postcard from Paris! If you need proof we've done it, we'll send you a card postmarked from the great city of Paris

£250 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Dinner for 6

We'll provide the food, cook and serve a three course dinner for 6 people in your own home; with 10 miles of Cheltenham. (On us, so you still claim gift aid)

Let's make 'Cycle London-Paris in 24hrs for Family Space' happen