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Nicola Panton is raising money for Stepping Stones (Luton)

Coast to Coast ride for Stepping Stones Luton

Event date: 9th September 2019

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Total raised so far


£338 of £1,000 target by 12 supporters

+£83.25 Gift Aid

+£0 Offline donations

My story

In September 2019, I will be riding from Bordeaux to Montpellier. This is 430 miles from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean coast!!! Most people seem to do this in 7 days or more, but not one to shy away from a challenge, I'm doing it in 6 days - that's an average of 72 miles a day. But it won't be easy as there is some 42,637 feet of climbing to do. So that's like going up Ben Nevis over 30 times! And as if that's not hard enough - I will be carrying all of my own kit. And if any of you know me, I'm not great at travelling light!

Whilst I am mad enough to being doing this just because I can (and thought it seemed like a good idea at a Christmas party!) I am also keen to raise money for Stepping Stones Luton. This is a charity I have only been aware of for a short space of time, but since taking on the role of Head of Service 6 months ago I have been bowled over by the amazing support that is offered to vulnerable women. There is a fantastic team of committed and passionate workers who support women who are trying to make positive changes in their lives. Most of the women Stepping Stones helps have encountered significant hardship including experiencing domestic abuse, resorting to crime or experiencing mental health and/or substance misuse issues. Stepping Stones is completely reliant on funding and donations from external sources, which is getting harder and harder to secure. If you would like more information about the work of Stepping Stones, visit our website

I would be incredibly grateful if you could donate any amount to help spur me on through my training and eventually through the villages of France.

Thank you for checking out my page. Making a donation is fast, easy and secure thanks to Give as you Live Donate. They'll take your donation and pass it onto Stepping Stones (Luton).

Nicola Panton is fundraising for

Stepping Stones (Luton)

Charity number: 1162349

Recent donations

4 days ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

1 week ago

John and Tris


2 weeks ago

Jo Francis

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

3 weeks ago

Stuart Ogier

Best of luck and have a wonderful time.

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

1 month ago

Andrew Woods

Nicky, I am very confident that you can get to the end on time even with those big hills. No punctures please!

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

1 month ago

Zoe and Pete Stockdale

Good luck Nicky! Hope you enjoy it!

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

2 months ago

Sue and Alan Bond

We are very proud of you.

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

2 months ago

Karen Godfrey

What a challenge that I know you will totally smash and raising valuable funds for Stepping Stones ??

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

2 months ago

Ali Hopwood

10p for every mile. Amazing experience for a brilliant charity, so proud of you. Enjoy xx

£43.00 + £10.75 Gift Aid

2 months ago

Mel & Dan

Always so impressed (And amazed!) by your endeavours. X

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

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