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Jason from Mousepickle takes part in charity challenges from time to time, and is always on lookout for generous sponsors! In June 2010 there was a charity bike ride on behalf of the British Heart Foundation...

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London to Brighton, 2010

On the 20th of June 2010 (Fathers’ Day) I took part, once again, in the London to Brighton charity cycle ride. With the help of some very generous sponsorhip from friends and family, and from colleagues old and new, and with a bit of Gift Aid from HMRC, I’ve raised over 1500 for the British Heart Foundation.

Particularly generous was the offer of Liberty Global, for whom I’ve been doing some work, to match a large part of the money given by everybody else.


Unlike last year, I opted for a conventional bicycle, but I did make things a bit more difficult for myself by fitting my bike helmet with an unwieldy video camera. Consequently the usual photo-illustrated blog of the day’s events is this year replaced with a video, which you can watch here

Rather frustratingly my overall time from Clapham Common to the beach was around six hours; even with a relatively early start it doesn’t seem possible to completely avoid the traffic jams. The event is just too well attended...

Next year I’m planning to give the bicycle a break, and instead take part in the Reading Half Marathon...