London to Amsterdam Cycle Ride

Sunday 23rd June 2024

London to Amsterdam Cycle Ride

A new journey begins! Today I am launching ūüöÄa campaign named #youaregoodenough

I would like to kindly encourage your charitable donations by taking on the physical challenge of cycling ūüöī‚Äć‚ôāÔłŹ 448km from London to Amsterdamūüďć

The campaign is deeply personal to me as a parent. It aims to support young persons that are neurodivergent ūü߆ (e.g. Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism) or suffering from mental health ūüßėchallenges or possibly both. However, we are all neurodiverse in some way (i.e. hold a unique brain), and I feel sure this campaign will resonate ūü§úūü§õūüŹĽ and impact a wider audience than just young persons, including adults and especially parents. Maybe you experienced bullying at school for a particular difference, or simply just didn‚Äôt feel like you ‚Äėfit in‚Äô in some way.

It‚Äôs a strange thing that one of the hardest things in life is to be yourself. We often live in fear or shame ūüėĒ that showing our true selves will reveal that we don‚Äôt ‚Äėfit in‚Äô. There is a societal perception that we all must somehow conform to a norm or a trend ūüďąAnd when we don‚Äôt, we are the odd one out. And for many, the feeling of not conforming to a norm or trend, fighting against our individuality, is a huge effort and costs not only mental health ūüßė, but physical health too ūü©ļ

The greatest gift ūüéĀ we can give young people today is to know they are good enough, to embrace their individuality and to know their differences, the things that make them unique, are their greatest strength.

Thank you ūüôŹ to my family, friends and work colleagues who have encouraged me to launch this campaign and take on the cycling challenge. I am forever grateful that you cheer me on the good days, support me on the bad days, and humble me to know that everyday is a new learning day.

Each ¬£1 donation you make ūüĎŹ will be matched ‚ÄľÔłŹ by ¬£1 doubling your contribution up to the ¬£10k target, thanks to the generosity of my employer Aviva ūüôŹ for an important cause. I am seeking to secure more matching sponsors, so wish me luck and watch this space ūüĒú and please give generously as the matching sponsorship will make your money go further! The funds will go to three amazing charities supporting neurodivergence and mental health - Young Minds, ADHD Foundation and Kisharon Langdon (the organiser of the cycle ride).

Thank you for your support.

Follow my story on Facebook, Instagram & TikTok:
@cfazzinijones

Follow my story on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/craig-fazzini-jones-50aa32

Learn more about the selected charities on Instagram or Web:
@YoungMinds - www.youngminds.org.uk
@ADHDFoundation - www.adhdfoundation.org.uk
@LangdonCharity - www.kisharonlangdon.org.uk

#youaregoodenough #mentalhealth #neurodiverse #neurodivergent #dyslexia #adhd #autism

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    1 day, 13 hours

    Richard Priestley

    A great effort for a good cause

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    1 week, 2 days

    Elsa Raper

    All the very best Craig, and happy pedalling.

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    1 week, 3 days

    Ben and Wasim

    Good luck Craig Gino and d'acampo (chilllliiii)

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    1 week, 4 days

    Andrew Dinwiddie

    Best of luck in an amazing challenge for a brilliant cause.

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    1 week, 4 days

    Jon Glover

    Best of luck Craig. 448km is an incredible distance. I am sore after a tenth of that!

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

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    1 week, 6 days

    Steven Clivery

    Your words opposite were enough! Good luck... enjoy (as best you can)

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    2 weeks, 2 days

    Patricia Jones

    Very proud of you! Love, Mum

    £ 150.00

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    2 weeks, 4 days

    Richard Callaghan

    Good luck

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    2 weeks, 4 days

    Sara

    Very proud and impressed Craig. Enjoy the ride!

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

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    2 weeks, 4 days

    John Cummings

    You do like a challenge! Good luck. Regards John

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    2 weeks, 5 days

    Fran Bruce

    Wow - thanks for sharing your story and good luck with the challenge!

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    2 weeks, 5 days

    Rob B

    Good luck, Craig!

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

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    2 weeks, 6 days

    Stephen Doherty

    Best of luck Craig - a wonderful cause.

    £ 100.00 (+£25.00)

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    2 weeks, 6 days

    Matt A

    I'm sure you'll smash it Craig! Well done for raising awareness for these fantastic causes, all the best.

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    2 weeks, 6 days

    Hayley Mervill

    Good luck Craig, what a fantastic cause and I know you will smash your target!

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    2 weeks, 6 days

    Dave Elliot

    Good luck Craig.

    £ 50.00

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    2 weeks, 6 days

    Nicola Arcos

    Good Luck Craig! Love Nic and the girls x

    £ 20.00

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    2 weeks, 6 days

    Sue Midgley

    An amazing cause & task ahead of you ! Good luck Craig. Sue & family

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    3 weeks

    Jane Thirlwell

    Such a fantastic and inspiring campaign, Craig. Best wishes for the ride. Jane

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    3 weeks, 2 days

    Richard Vale

    Great challenge, great cause. Very best of luck!

    £ 100.00 (+£25.00)

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    3 weeks, 3 days

    Chris W

    Hell of a bike ride.. best of luck mate..

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    3 weeks, 3 days

    David Elson

    Great challenge and great cause! Good luck

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    3 weeks, 3 days

    Danny Harmer

    Happy Wheeling Craig - amazing challenge and great cause.

    £ 100.00 (+£25.00)

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    3 weeks, 3 days

    Lee Hegarty

    Good luck Craig!! A great cause.

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    3 weeks, 3 days

    Maddie Nolan

    Good Luck Craig! Such a fantastic cause.

    £ 50.00

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    3 weeks, 3 days

    Claire & Nick L-C

    Good Luck Craig

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    3 weeks, 3 days

    Charlotte Jones

    Good luck Craig! Great effort, great cause.

    £ 100.00 (+£25.00)

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    3 weeks, 3 days

    Barry Cudmore

    £ 50.00

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    3 weeks, 3 days

    Rik English

    Craig, thanks for sharing your story. I believe is a fantastic cause. I hope the riding goes well and best wishes to your family. Rik.

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    3 weeks, 4 days

    Radhika

    Good luck Craig!

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    3 weeks, 4 days

    Matt Thomas

    Smash it Craig!

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    3 weeks, 4 days

    Craig B

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    3 weeks, 4 days

    Ian

    Well done Craig. Enjoy the ‚ÄúR&R‚ÄĚ in Amsterdam

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    3 weeks, 4 days

    Neil Ainsworth

    Good luck Craig! A fantastic cause that is also very close to my heart.

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    Rachel and Tobias

    £ 100.00

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    Anonymous

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    3 weeks, 4 days

    Angus Gunn

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    3 weeks, 5 days

    Karen Hunt

    Good luck, great cause.

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    3 weeks, 5 days

    Gav & Flick

    Great cause - best of luck! Don't shave your legs, Amanda would never forgive you!

    £ 100.00 (+£25.00)

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    3 weeks, 5 days

    Damian Ruddy

    Well done Craig. A cause close to me (proud ADHD member) and my son. Travel safe. D

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    3 weeks, 5 days

    Laurie Edmans

    Good for you, Craig! A cause close to my heart (and, judging from the amazingly positive response from the insurance industry to ‚ÄėGAIN‚Äô, one where real change in I understanding might just, just, be on the cards. May your saddles be soft‚Ķ‚Ķ

    £ 100.00 (+£25.00)

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    Anonymous

    Great cause.

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    3 weeks, 5 days

    Stephen and Mary Jones

    Good luck and enjoy the ride!

    £ 200.00

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    3 weeks, 5 days

    Keith

    Best of luck Graig, great cause! And remember, it never gets easier, you just go faster. KB

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    Mike Davies

    All the best and good luck!

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    Richard Stewart

    Good luck with your ride - a great cause to support ūüĎć

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

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    3 weeks, 5 days

    Ann Mee

    What a fabulous way to raise awareness Craig, I understand just just hand with my own daughter and granddaughter. Good luck on the cycle ūüôŹ you will do brilliantly.

    £ 100.00 (+£25.00)

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    3 weeks, 5 days

    Charlotte Davey

    What a brilliant campaign. Well done and good luck!

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    Nimesh Akhauri

    All the best Craig! Best wishes

    £ 50.00

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    3 weeks, 5 days

    Lisa Baptiste

    Congratulations on the launch of the campaign. So worthy and also personal to our family

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    3 weeks, 6 days

    Sarah L

    Super impressed Craig! Great cause. Good luck…

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    Monty

    Great campaign Craig and well done ūüĎŹ

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    3 weeks, 6 days

    Daren Boys

    Careful of those clips close to the canals Craig

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    James Hemmaway

    Great cause Craig. Good luck.

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    3 weeks, 6 days

    Tom S

    What a great cause. Best of luck Craig!

    £ 100.00 (+£25.00)

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    Les

    Good luck! Remember to get out of those pedals 2 seconds before you need to! ūüėä

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    3 weeks, 6 days

    Finola Griffiths

    Good luck Craig - a great cause!

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    3 weeks, 6 days

    Heather Hopkins

    Thank you for raising awareness for this fantastic cause Craig. Good luck with the training and the ride!

    £ 50.00

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    3 weeks, 6 days

    Andy Colvin

    Best of luck Craig, you’ll smash it - and all for a wonderful cause.

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    3 weeks, 6 days

    Team Sarosi

    Great stuff Craig. Let me know if you fancy any training rides!

    £ 100.00 (+£25.00)

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    3 weeks, 6 days

    Laura McGowan

    Go Craig!!

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    Simon Whitehead

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    Callum Page

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    The Gurner Family

    Wishing you the very best with your fundraising, Craig. A wonderful cause! Good luck. Love to you and your gorgeous family. Darren, Catherine, Charlie and Ellie xxxx

    £ 25.00 (+£6.25)

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    3 weeks, 6 days

    DCB

    Great work for a great cause! You rock ūüôĆūüŹľ

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    3 weeks, 6 days

    Kiran Shetty

    Good Luck Craig.

    £ 50.00