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Total raised so far

3%

£1,320.00 of £40,000 target +£65.00 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

3 days ago

Mel Michael

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

Good luck team! Amazing cause and an incredible challenge. I am very much looking forward to getting involved (not sure I can match the 29 hour static cycle though!) xxx

5 days ago

John Innes

£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid

Good luck with the record attempt!

5 days ago

Mike Hine

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

5 days ago

Matt Styrka

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Incredible challenge good luck!

1 week ago

David Vassallo

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

1 week ago

Nathalie Quarrington

£10.00

You've got this!!!

1 week ago

Janis

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

God luck Anna you can do it. Xxxx

1 week ago

Abby Dixon

£40.00 + £10.00 Gift Aid

You are incredible look forward to being a cheerleader

Team GWR static cycle challengers are raising money for The Mintridge Foundation, CoppaFeel!, NHS Charities Together and Mind (The National Association For Mental Health)

40 before 40: 40th birthday Guinness World Record attempt

Event date: 4th December 2021


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The back story

After thinking she'd never make 40, Jackie Scully is determined to turn her big birthday into a big opportunity to raise money and awareness for four amazing charities.

So, on her actual birthday, 4th December, she and a team of 24 other challengers will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the longest static cycling class in the world. The record stands at 28 hours. They are going for 29.

And if that's not enough, the 40 days leading up to the big attempt are going to be a mass fundraiser where Jackie is encouraging as many people as possible to join her by contributing their exercise KMs (be that running, cycling or swimming) to a 40,000KM goal, which is one turn round the world.

40 days, 40,000KMs and £40,000 for the incredible child exercise and mental health charity Mintridge, breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel!, Mind and NHS Charities Together.

Why? Because 40 is a birthday she never thought she'd see, after being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 32. And, attempting huge endurance challenges makes her feel alive, particularly after having her hip rebuilt in her 20s.

Thank you for supporting this party with a purpose. Your money will genuinely change lives for the better.

Meet the team

This event is a chance for 25 challengers to attempt the impossible as a way of working out what really is possible. More than a birthday party, this is a massive team challenge and each individual has their own brilliant and inspiring journey.

Let's meet some of them...

Alex Wallace

Sheer grit, determination, resilience and tenacity will get people through this challenge and that is why I want to be on this team! I’m Alex and I am the Founder of the Mintridge Foundation, one of the chosen charities of this challenge – using sport as a tool to promote key life messages is exactly what this challenge is all about!

Graham Twigg

Graham has taken on various endurance events for charities over the years, enjoys pushing himself and is really looking forward to being part of this epic challenge

Aileen Rice-Jones

Aileen is a keen cyclist, but mainly on the road. Having recently ridden 205 miles before sunset, she's looking forward to the challenge of riding inside for a very long time!

Anna Vassallo

Anna likes to keep active and loves going to weekly spin classes with Jackie. She has done a variety of (much smaller) charity challenges over the last few years, but this is definitely the biggest one to date. She is looking forward to a 29-hour party, while raising money for some great charities.

Bernie Rowell

Hi there, I'm really excited to be part of this team and together take on what is an awesome challenge, hoping to raise money for some very worthy charities. Jackie is truly inspirational and her ability to turn significant personal challenges into a driving force for positive change is something we should all take a moment to reflect on in our own day-to-day lives. This GWR attempt for the longest static cycle class is – quite frankly – bonkers, but sometimes we all need to push outside our comfort zone and find some new edges.

Heather Fell

Heather is always up for a challenge, anything that really tests her limits. She believes that pushing herself out of your comfort zone is important for feeling alive and grateful. This GWR attempt ticks those boxes.

Cameron Sharpe

Cam did the London Marathon in 2016. He’s never done a proper spin class before, so why not make your first one the longest one! Very excited for the food it’ll allow him to consume during the challenge!

Paul Lincoln

I have worked with Jackie for over a decade. I’ve been inspired by her resilience to overcome the challenges she’s faced in her lifetime. She’s an inspiration to so many people. As soon as I heard about the challenge I had to join in. It’s a wonderful opportunity to help Jackie celebrate her birthday in style and raise money for some truly amazing charities. I’m a keen cyclist and have taken part in several sportives and some longer distanced rides, but this challenge is something completely different. Honoured to be part of an amazing team.

Claire Turner

I'm a fitness enthusiast and I love competing in endurance events from running ultra races to swimming-based events and triathlons. Also, having worked in the health and fitness industry for 8 years, I am passionate about all forms of fitness, mental and physical wellbeing. This challenge spoke to me on a number of levels and I am so excited to be part of the team!

Michael Long

My name is Michael and my pronouns are he / him / his. Typically I am a runner doing marathons, half marathons and the occasional triathlon so this is certainly going to be a physical challenge for me! Why am I doing it then? If you don't try then you never know if something is possible so I am keen to give it a go! In addition to that I want to help Jackie celebrate her 40th in the most unique way possible (hoping to get a World Record along the way) as well as raising funds and awareness from some amazing charities.


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Our updates

1 week ago

07-Sep-2021

Gene

What an amazing way to bring in your 40th year!! Such an inspiration, good luck to you all!

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid

2 weeks ago

More lovely messages from the VMG page:

Rob Dunn

Don't forget the glasses Graham

£20.00

06-Sep-2021

Saloni

Wish you all the best!

£10.00

4 weeks ago

Here are all the lovely messages from the VMG page:

25-Aug-2021

Lizzie, Andy and kids xx

Huge good lucks to Jackie, Emily and the rest of the crazy crew doing this amazing, inspiring thing. Looking forward to cheerleading with you! xx

£40.40

plus £10.10 Gift Aid

23-Aug-2021

Melissa & Tim

Super good luck Claire! Been loving seeing all your recent achievements and adventures! 💪

£20.00

20-Aug-2021

Anne

Good luck Jackie! Have fun and keep hydrated, you're doing something amazing! xx

£40.00

plus £10.00 Gift Aid

20-Aug-2021

Aggie

Such an amazing cause and unique way to spend a birthday! Good luck :)

£40.40

plus £10.10 Gift Aid

12-Aug-2021

Jo Vincent

14-Jul-2021

Mark W

Great cause and what a challenge. Go well

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid

23-Jun-2021

JB

Good luck Jackie - nuts challenge ... but if there is one person who can pull it off!

£400.00

19-Jun-2021

Amy D

You inspire me 🌻

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid

11-Jun-2021

Jamie

Jackie, you are incredible

£35.00

plus £8.75 Gift Aid

07-Jun-2021

Anonymous

£36.00

Team GWR static cycle challengers are fundraising for 4 charities

The Mintridge Foundation

Charity number: 1177831

CoppaFeel!

Charity number: 1132366

NHS Charities Together

Charity number: 1125687

Mind (The National Association For Mental Health)

Charity number: 219830

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