Racing Against Violence - Ride across Europe

Thursday 31st August 2023

Racing Against Violence - Ride across Europe

The Ride

Different members of the team cycle from London to Paris and then on to Zurich and finally Milano in support of two amazing charities.

Hakuna Matata (www.hakunamatata-charity.org) supporting humanitarian efforts in Tanzania including orphaned children, education and healthcare projects.

Solace (www.solacewomensaid.org) fighting all gender based violence in Greater London and supporting victims through refuges, hotlines, advice and therapeutic services.

Quotes from the Team
Tom: " I have been raising funds for Solace for 10 years through many different sport events. This is the longest and toughest so far and proud to add Hakuna to the beneficiaries of my efforts in this special occasion"

Alex: "I was invited to join the London-Paris charity ride by Tom, a friend and ex-banking colleague. He is a Director and Co-lead for Racing Against Violence at eCubed, a volunteer organisation that raises money for non-profits that seek to help end violence around London.

I jumped at the opportunity to take on this 249 mile (with 10,350 feet of climbing) since one of the chosen charities is Solace Women’s Aid, a charity offering free advice and support to women and children in London, helping them to build safe and strong lives, free from abuse and violence.

While I am a fitness instructor and triathlon coach by trade, this will be my first 3 day cycle event and my saddle is already beginning to look like an instrument of torture!"

We'll be sharing updates here and on social media. Any donations are greatly appreciated by the team and by Solace and Hakuna Matata!!

0%

£6,426.10

+£626.50 Gift Aid

raised of £12,000 target

by 122 supporters

Supporters 122

  • S
    6 months

    Simon H-O

    Exceptional!!!!

    £ 100.00 (+£25.00)

  • J
    6 months, 2 weeks

    Joss Stafford

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

  • M
    6 months, 3 weeks

    Mariacristina Saraceno

    Thank you for your effort! Zero complacency. ❤️

    € 50.00

  • D
    6 months, 3 weeks

    Donna and Kyle

    Well done!!!

    £ 100.00

  • Htmlstream
    6 months, 3 weeks

    Anonymous

  • Htmlstream
    6 months, 3 weeks

    Anonymous

    £ 50.00

  • ~
    6 months, 3 weeks

    ~Charity & Rambo

    Go baby Go! Amazing feat Tom and team!

    £ 100.00

  • D
    6 months, 3 weeks

    Dario

    Well done guys, impressive effort.

    £ 50.00

  • M
    6 months, 4 weeks

    Maurizio

    Well done Tommaso - an impressive and laudable effort by all of you

    £ 100.00

  • R
    6 months, 4 weeks

    Ross M

    Amazing effort Tom and team!!!

    £ 100.00

  • R
    6 months, 4 weeks

    Riccardo

    £ 30.00

  • V
    6 months, 4 weeks

    Vicky Vortex

    Well-done, Tommaso! Very proud of u! xxx

    £ 20.00

  • G
    6 months, 4 weeks

    G

    £ 75.00 (+£18.75)

  • N
    6 months, 4 weeks

    Nina

    Bravi all and bravo Tommy! Absolutely fantastic 👏👏👏

    £ 60.00 (+£15.00)

  • T
    6 months, 4 weeks

    Tammy Knox

    Well done Tom! Incredible efforts for great causes. Bravo!

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

  • N
    6 months, 4 weeks

    Nigel green George and Gabe

    Great causes that we're delighted to support xxx

    £ 30.00

  • Htmlstream
    7 months

    Anonymous

    Well done Tom!

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

  • F
    7 months

    Fi, Prav and Theo

    Congrats and brilliant effort for an excellent cause x

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

  • M
    7 months

    Maria Sole

    Congratulations to the riders!!!

    £ 30.00

  • N
    7 months

    Nev & Nori

    Phenomenal Effort Tom and the team. Glad I could join for some of the way! So great to see you

    £ 100.00

  • A
    7 months

    Ame

    Bravissimi! Next year I'll join too

    £ 30.00

  • H
    7 months

    Heather Clark

    Well done! <3

    £ 25.00 (+£6.25)

  • P
    7 months

    Pietro & Caterina

    Sei grande Tom!

    £ 100.00

  • S
    7 months

    Solveig

    Incredible respect for this exploit! Bravo!

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

  • D
    7 months

    Davide

    Bravi

    € 1,000.00

  • T
    7 months

    Tom O C

    Great job and causes guys!

    € 50.00

  • L
    7 months

    Lennart

    £ 25.00 (+£6.25)

  • Htmlstream
    7 months

    Anonymous

    Well done Tom and team Spectacular effort for such good causes!

    £ 150.00

  • Htmlstream
    7 months

    Anonymous

  • A
    7 months

    Ambra

    Grande Tom , forza ragazzi !

    £ 50.00

  • S
    7 months

    Sulin Ho

    Great work Tommaso!

    £ 100.00

  • t
    7 months

    the Morales family

    Go Padrino Go!

    $ 100.00

  • M
    7 months

    Mari G

    What a ride! Bravissimi! Enjoy the last leg of your epic journey (and hopefully not on your last legs 😉)! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

  • Htmlstream
    7 months

    Anonymous

    Good luck everyone! What a great cause.

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

  • S
    7 months

    Sonia

    € 30.00

  • Htmlstream
    7 months

    Cholbs

    Well done !

    £ 150.00 (+£37.50)

  • R
    7 months

    Rico

    azz 🫠

    £ 50.00

  • S
    7 months

    Sue

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

  • V
    7 months

    Vicky Huang

    Good luck Tom!

    £ 100.00

  • D
    7 months

    Diego

    Vai Tommy

    € 20.00

  • D
    7 months, 1 week

    Dadi & Lida

    Daje Tommy!

    £ 50.00

  • A
    7 months, 1 week

    Amartya

    Well done Tom!

    € 50.00

  • I
    7 months, 1 week

    Izzy Mehta

    Good luck Sean!

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

  • B
    7 months, 1 week

    Big Al

    Gambatte

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

  • R
    7 months, 1 week

    Rebecca Spain

    Good luck Tom. You’re one in a million and I know you will keep everyone entertained on the journey, just like you did for me on RAB.

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

  • A
    7 months, 1 week

    Allison & Brian

    Enjoy the journey!

    £ 100.00

  • T
    7 months, 1 week

    Tim Rust

    Mind the heat! Great effort.

    £ 50.00

  • N
    7 months, 1 week

    Nick & Miranda

    Well done Alex and Team! Great causes

    £ 40.00 (+£10.00)

  • F
    7 months, 1 week

    Francesco

    A questo punto per qualche chilometro in piu' scendevi a Napoli

    £ 50.00

  • A
    7 months, 1 week

    Andrew & Maggie Higgins

    Well biked!!

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

  • D
    7 months, 1 week

    Douglas Branson

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

  • M
    7 months, 1 week

    Massimo Paolo Gentili

    Never give up Tom!

    £ 100.00

  • Htmlstream
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Anonymous

  • K
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Katy Simpson

    Good luck to all! Great cause!

    £ 20.00

  • W
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Waighty

    Go smash it Seany, and team

    £ 20.00

  • P
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Paul W

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

  • O
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Oliver Fickling

    Bon Route!

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

  • R
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Ruth Ann

    Good luck Tommy

    $ 100.00

  • A
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Alan and Maya

    £ 100.00

  • C
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Charles Horder

    Better than watching the rugby!

    £ 50.00

  • M
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Michael B

    £ 50.00

  • H
    7 months, 2 weeks

    HL

    Have an epic ride! Xo

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

  • D
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Davide S

    Bravo Tommaso, che bella iniziativa!

    £ 100.00 (+£25.00)

  • I
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Ines

    Great initiative!

    € 100.00

  • L
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Luca

    Siete grandi!

    € 100.00

  • N
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Nick Lewis

    Massive!

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

  • J
    7 months, 2 weeks

    John Fahy

    Ride safe!

    £ 100.00

  • B
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Bridget

    Well done Tommy! Such a great cause!

    £ 100.00

  • B
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Bill

    Great effort, Alex. Go well!

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

  • D
    7 months, 2 weeks

    David

    Alex - wot no Munro! Good luck. £ a mile, make sure you finish :)

    £ 249.00 (+£62.25)

  • S
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Samuel

    Bon vent guys!

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

  • B
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Brian

    All the very best with the trip!

    € 50.00

  • S
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Silvia

    Have fun and good luck!

    £ 50.00

  • G
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Gianluca Sciacovelli

    € 20.00

  • A
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Allan

    Go for it Al

    £ 100.00

  • N
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Neil

    Good luck!

  • S
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Susie

    Go team!! Great initiative!

    € 50.00

  • C
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Camilla

    Good luck Team!

    £ 30.00

  • G
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Ginevra Casalegno

    Go boysss! Bravissimi. Ginny and Davide

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

  • J
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Jaime

    Good Luck Team!

    £ 20.00

  • C
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Carole Chillcott

    Enjoy the ride.

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

  • J
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Jocelyn Atkinson

    Best of luck Alex !

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

  • W
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Woolfy

    Best of luck.

  • J
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Jenny Smith

    Good Luck Alex and team! Sounds like an incredible challenge, hope all goes smoothly. x Jenny

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

  • J
    7 months, 2 weeks

    James J

    Quite the task, Alex! Good luck, look forward to hearing how you get on.

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

  • T
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Ted and Clare

    Good luck Alex.

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

  • N
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Nick Wilson

    Good luck guys - great ride for a great cause. Have fun.

    £ 20.00

  • D
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Doug Caffell

    Best of luck Alex, great cause and enjoy 3 days in the saddle!

    £ 20.00

  • H
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Hamish

    Good luck Alex and team!

    £ 25.00

  • W
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Wendy Mikiel

    Well done Al for doing this. Good luck. I hope it goes well.

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

  • W
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Will Murray-Phillips

    Good luck, such great causes. Well done all!

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

  • N
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Ni Marot

    Good luck and have fun!

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

  • M
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Mrs Sally Spencer

    Enjoy! You'll make easy work of it!

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

  • S
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Steve Holloway

    Good luck Alex... great cause.

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

  • E
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Ed

    Good luck!

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

  • Htmlstream
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Mandy Mitchell

    The very best of luck Alex 🚲 💨

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

  • R
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Richard Hughes

    Have a great ride Alex.

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

  • A
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Andrew and Natalie subramaniam

    Good luck Sean !

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

  • R
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Rosemary Chillcott

    Good luck guys! Remember to look go at the pace of the slowest cyclist and to look after them. Some of you look like very keen cyclists - others less so. Have a great time anyway! Xx

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

  • S
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Stijn Plessers

    Ride lik e a Belgian!

    € 10.00

  • S
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Sue scarf

    Good luck!

    £ 15.00 (+£3.75)

  • T
    7 months, 2 weeks

    The Maddens

    Riders ready, peddles ready, GO! Best of luck team!

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

  • Htmlstream
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Anonymous

    Best of luck team. Well done Alex! Have a good one mate. Hope you have a comfortable seat on that bike! 🥹

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

  • S
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Sam Chillcott

    Good luck Sean!

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

  • D
    7 months, 2 weeks

    David Birch

    Hope all goes well. Proud of you, Dad & Margaret

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

  • M
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Madeline

    Good luck!

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

  • D
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Debbie & Felix

    Good Luck Alex!

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

  • A
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Adam Johnson

    £ 25.00 (+£6.25)

  • F
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Fiona

    Good luck - you’ve got this

    £ 10.00

  • S
    7 months, 2 weeks

    Sophie Heathcote

    Good luck Alex

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

  • W
    7 months, 3 weeks

    Woolfs

    Well done Alex and team. Good luck and enjoy it!

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

  • S
    7 months, 3 weeks

    Sophie Black

    Go for it Alex and team - sounds like amazing charities, enjoy the ride 🩵

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

  • R
    7 months, 3 weeks

    Roni Chillcott

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

  • V
    7 months, 3 weeks

    Veronique

    All the very best and it's good to help support your 2 worthy causes.

    £ 100.00 (+£25.00)

  • E
    7 months, 3 weeks

    Ellie Stringer

    Good luck Sean!

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

  • D
    7 months, 3 weeks

    Denise

    Have a fab cycle - you’ll love it.

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

  • J
    7 months, 3 weeks

    Josh Cesman

    Smash it Sean!

    £ 72.00 (+£18.00)

  • P
    7 months, 3 weeks

    Patrick

    £ 15.00 (+£3.75)

  • W
    7 months, 3 weeks

    William Chounkaria

    Best of luck and enjoy

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

  • L
    7 months, 3 weeks

    Lee

    Pedal hard, smile often

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

  • S
    7 months, 3 weeks

    Stuart Young

    Good luck with this awesome challenge.

    £ 15.00 (+£3.75)

  • Htmlstream
    8 months

    Tom Cotroneo

    Best of luck to us team!

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)