Loire Valley Cycle


In June 2018 myself and 18 other hardy riders will be cycling through the Loire Valley for three days, it’s just over 300 miles. The event has been organised to raise money for The Joe Glover Trust www.thejoeglovertrust.org

Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/teams/loire and will be greatly appreciated.

As always all donations will go 100% directly to the the charity and will be topped up from our business.

 

London marathon 2018

Ok, my place is secure. I think I will have just one more go at it.

Details to follow soon.

Chicken Chaser Challenge 2017

UPDATE

The Chicken Chaser challenge is completed and as you can see we have reached our target for fundraising easily, thank you to all who have donated to this worthy cause. We had a great time, with a few inevitable mechanical issues, but all made it home in one piece. The just giving page is still open if you would like to donate.

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Chicken Chaser Challenge 2017

Ok, so now the I’ve recovered from the epic Strive Challenge its onto the next test of endurance, the chicken chaser challenge. Twelve chicken chasers-6 countries-6days.

Ive purchased my alarmingly expensive 1976 Honda C90, with top box, and I’m ready to roll on May 7th.

This time we are raising money for Cancer Research UK, donations can be made at

 http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ChickenChasers2017 or text EGGC90 £10 to 70070 (or any amount you like).

All donations will be greatly appreciated,

C90 Thanks for your support,

 Steve

Strive Challenge Update

Strive Challenge 2016

The triathlon stage

Honestly, my first thoughts were, this should be a piece of cake. The team doing the whole event had already hiked and cycled from The Matterhorn to the southern tip of Italy, over 25 days of hard work,  surely they wouldn’t make it too hard on themselves on the final stage! .. I was wrong.

If you tried to pick a harder, more vertical path from sea level to the top of Mount Etna you would struggle, the mountain bike stages were brutally technical  with mammoth climbs and the sea swim was punishing, mainly because I made the rookie error of not wearing the wetsuit. My runners physique left me with mild hyperthermia, although my son Connor smashed it.

However, the most striking thing of all were the people involved. Not one negative person among the 85 participants, it was a humbling experience listening to stories of  guys that had never been off road on a mountain bike, tackling these challenging routes and just getting the job done with a smile.

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And of course, to complete this latest challenge with my son by my side all the way was the icing on the cake. I have to concede he now has the edge on his old man!

 

Some more photos of the whole event are here to view if you are interested, there are quite a few high profile participants. https://www.instagram.com/strivechallenge/

Strive Challenge 2016

In September 2014 I was lucky to be involved with the Strive Challenge raising money for Big Change, a charity Founded by a group of friends in 2012, It was created to think differently about the role that charity can play in driving change for young people in the UK.

The founders of Big Change (Holly and Sam Branson, Princess Beatrice of York, Sam Richardson, Phil Nevin, and Isabella Branson) wanted to do more that just treat symptoms, they wanted to positively move things forward. To that end, they back solutions that demonstrate alternative ways of supporting young people- helping them to thrive in life, not just in exams.

This year the strive crew are at it again, hiking, running, riding and swimming their way from northern Italy to the summit of Mount Etna in sicily. My son and me will be joining them for the last three days to  complete the following :

3.3KM SWIM, 110KM BIKE, 21KM RUN/HIKE , details are on their website, bigchange.strivechallenge.com/the-team.

Unlike alot of charity events, none of the money raised is used to pay for set up costs, these are all paid by the competitors, so 100% of the money raised goes directly to the charity.

Thats where you come in. If you go to the strive challenge website above, you can follow the link by my photo to the just giving page and make a donation.

Wish us luck and come back here after september for an update and photos.

Thanks for your support,

Steven Morton

Welcome to Steve’s Blog

Hello,

Hope you are liking the new website,if you know me you will know I love to take part in running events, this is my blog where I will share information on the events that I take part in.