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Raising money for

The British Heart Foundation and The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund

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At the bottom of this page you will find my new challenge of 524 miles in 153 days. The 524 is the distance between 12 rugby clubs.

*update* I have 149.84 miles to go! In total so far I have done 1034.16.

Hand drawn image of me scoring a try.
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Post from August 21st – 2nd of September: 22.6 Miles cycled and walked. We’ve made a stop at Temple Newsham. This place is very special because when I had my surgery my Mum and Dad went and walked around the gardens here until they returned to the hospital. They did not know what was happening, they just had to wait and hope I was OK.

Temple Newsham

This image was taken by me at Temple Newsham a few summers ago. It is a lovely place to go for a wander round.

Follow me on @PipsTurning30 to see where we get to on a daily basis.

My brother has drawn me a map from when I was completing the distance between Bradford and Newcastle.

I’ll drop the links to my fundraising blog updates below so you can see what’s happening as I go along.

Update 26th October 2020

Fundraising Update December

So here we are the 14th of December with less than 250 days to go to raise £3k. In total in since the 21st of August 2020 I have completed over 278 miles of the 660 miles I aim to complete in total.

I’m currently sat on the couch and updating this blog. If you are interested in following me on a daily basis, please follow @PipsTurning30 on Twitter and @VisuallyImpairedPip on Instagram. Sharing my story and raising awareness for these two amazing charities, The British Heart Foundation and The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund are very important to me.

Ha nd drawn picture of me carrying Yoda.
My brother drew me this.

Since December

Since my last update we have gone from Bristol and we have shot all the way down the A30 towards Lands End! We have passed the Jamaica Inn, we have gone through Bodmin Moore, we’ve gone into Redruth and towards Hayle and down to Penzance… this Virtual Tour is Exhausting.

So far you have helped me raise £1182! Excluding Gift Aid! Thank you so much.

Just a small minor update consider we are almost at the end. I have done 6.21 miles today.

A screenshot of  the amount I have raised £1182.00
Making a difference

It’s day 41 and I’ve cycled in the garage 6.21 miles. That means I have 3.21 to go until we hit Lands End! If I close my eyes I can imagine going through the narrow county lanes on the lead up to Lands End. The farm houses with tractors working their way through the fields. Cornwall is a place like no other and I love it.

Here we go, we’re down to our last .2 miles! It’s day 45. We’re ‘approaching’ Lands End!

And we’ve done it!!! I have completed my 667 miles. Bradford to Newcastle, Newcastle to Liverpool, Liverpool to Bristol, Bristol to Lands End!

It has been a difficult challenge for myself as I have Scoliosis. I find moving around to be tiring and it causes pain. So with this last year being quite difficult with Covid it was good for me to have this challenge. It enabled me to have more of a reason to do some cycling in the garage.

It has also helped with my circulation. A while ago my toes were going purple more often than usual, so I went back on some more tablets and doing a bit more on the bike has helped my circulation too. My toes still go purple, but not for as longer periods of time.

Here is a photo of me!!! Taken the last time we went to Cornwall, you know when holidays were allowed to be a thing.

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What’s next?

Hello All, 

Its about 153 days until the 21st of August when my challenge ends and less than 150 days until I turn 30!!! 

So far I have completed 667 for the BHF and Children’s Heart Surgery Fund and you have helped me raise £1182! I am very grateful for your support. 

But then I got to the end of my challenge and I took a short break to think about what is next. Then the announcement of the new Rugby Season came. I love rugby. I watched York play Sheffield yesterday on Youtube. It was a good game. 

So what better way to celebrate the start of the new season than by counting the distance between a 12 clubs?

I have also picked a mixture of clubs between Super League and Championship. 

You might be wondering who I support, well if you look at where we’re starting and where we’re finishing, you will see. I am a Bulls fan. Yes, I know. But we’ve had it tough. We will see Super League again one day. 

Club FromClub to
Bradford BullsYork City Knights 40.4
York City KnightsHull KR 42.3
Hull KRLeeds Rhinos66.7
Leeds Rhinos Huddersfield Giants18.7
Huddersfield Salford Red Devils33.2
Salford Red DevilsSt Helens22
St HelensSheffield Eagles72.1
Sheffield EaglesCastleford Tigers 37
Castleford Tigers Warrington Wolves67.7
Warrington WolvesOldham RLFC27.2
Oldham RLFC Keighley Cougars42.6
Keighley CougarsFeatherstone Rovers32.7
Featherstone Rovers Bradford Bulls 22

Total 524.6
This is a list of Clubs I’ll be counting the distance between.

It’s about 153 days to the 21st of August and I have 524.6 miles to do which is about 3.40 miles a day. Which is all well and good. But I have Scoliosis so on days like today when my back hurts I cannot really do much. 

How will I be ensuring I get the miles in, well I will be counting either my daily miles walked or my daily miles cycled on the bike in the garage. 

I am visually impaired so I cannot go out on a bike in the road, I feel much safer doing it this way. 

So please follow this link and help me raise some money for two wonderful charities https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=PhilippaBarraclough&pageUrl=1