Rob Sanderson And Tim Daniels On Their Caen To Cannes Cycle Challenge - The Directory Group

Rob Sanderson and Tim Daniels on their Caen to Cannes Cycle Challenge

(Photo by The Cycle Gym)

On the 26th August 2013, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Critical Care Team was called to a cycling accident in Owslebury, near Winchester. Tim Daniels had been out on a bike ride with friends when he hit a telegraph pole, head-on, at 30mph. Without the response of the HIOWAA, it could have been a very different outcome.

As his way of saying ‘thank you’, Tim and his friend joined forces to take on the epic challenge of cycling 700 miles from Caen to Cannes in eight days. The duo set themselves the ambitious target of raising £40,000, to be split equally between HIOWAA and MND.

They set off across the channel on Saturday 18th August and eight gruelling days later, they had completed the cycle challenge; five years to the day since Tim’s accident and with £20,000 raised for both charities.

Not wanting to stop there, and eager to reach their ambitious target, the group also arranged a Charity Ball and auction, which took place on Saturday 15th September at the Holiday Inn, Winchester. The evening raised over £20,000, but not content with finishing his fundraising just yet, Tim will be hosting a lunch, in support of HIOWAA, at Winchester Rugby Club in January, prior to one of the 1st XV home games. To support Tim and Rob-


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