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    Mark & Sharron set off from Gibraltar on Thursday 23rd August 2018.

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    The 1000 mile cycle challenge made frontpage of the Gibraltar Chronicle

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    The route done was slightly shorter due to injuries along the way... still the mileage was amazing !

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    Back on the Rock with local riders who rode the last 20 miles with Mark & Sharron

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    Great to arrive back on the Rock after 838 miles!

1000 Miles Cycling Challenge 2018

The challenge……. to cycle 1000 miles within two weeks in Spain in the middle of Summer and raise much needed funds for our water well projects in Sierra Leone ! Thank you Mark & Sharron, tenki, tenki, tenki !

Relief and happiness to reach the Rock and raise funds for water well projects ! Thank you for your support !

Relief and happiness to reach the Rock and raise funds for water well projects ! Thank you for your support !


Mark Hawkins and Sharron Edgecomb began their 1000 cycle challenge on the 23rd August and ended back in Gibraltar on the 6th September after having completed a gruelling 838 miles (1340 kilometres) and in doign so raised a big amount for our charity ! Their aim was to raise enough to provide  a new water well (£2,500). Mark spent 2 months working as part of a disaster response team who was running a large Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone. Ebola was defeated but the country still faces massive challenges, especially in terms of education where schools need so much assistance and often lack basic sanitation, equipment and in a lot of cases clean water. Mark and Sharron covered all the costs (hotels, flights, etcetera)  so 100% of your support went to our water projects. It was a tough, long ride in very high temperatures

Please donate and support our water well projects here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mark-hawkins-2018
You can see Mark’s update by visiting: www.atlantis-sailing.co.uk

Learn more about Action4Schools water projects here: http://www.action4schools.gi/water-well-projects/

If you prefer to donate directly to our bank account here are the details:

NatWest Account Number 48084352     Sort Code 60-60-60

Please include the following reference: Mark 2018