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Sue Dunmore is raising money for VOLUNTEER CENTRE SWINDON

Sue's virtual bike ride - Swindon to Paris

Event dates: 8th May 2020 – 14th July 2020

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Total raised so far


£190 of £600 target by 10 supporters

+£32.50 Gift Aid

+£30 Offline donations

My story

I am undertaking a virtual bike ride from the Volunteer Centre Swindon's office in the centre of Swindon to finish at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. I will set off on VE Day, 8 May 2020 and aim to arrive on, or before, 14 July 2020 which is Bastille Day in France.

Why am I doing this you may well ask? I love visiting France and it looks like I won't be visiting any time soon. It will be a personal challenge to undertake the distance of over 600 kilometres and hopefully lose the odd pound or two (and gain a few of yours for a great cause!) en route.

All funds raised will help replace the Volunteer Centre Swindon's income lost due to Covid-19. Volunteer Centre Swindon does not receive either government or local authority funding and is entirely reliant on grants and donations. It is really important that local charities and groups have somewhere that can provide guidance and support in recruiting and managing their volunteers and people have support in finding the right volunteering role for them.

I will be updating this page on a regular basis with details of progress and some of the interesting places I will "pass" through on my journey.

Thank you for reading, and for any donations however big or small.

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My updates

11 hours ago

The last few days have seen me heading through the Cotentin peninsula towards the D Day beaches. I have been through Saint Mere Eglise , to Utah Beach landing site and onto Isigny sur Mere that is famed for its creme fraiche. Heading on towards the other D Day beaches

5 days ago

Bienvennue en France ! Saturday saw me finally cross the Channel and land at the French port of Cherbourg next to the great Cite de la Mer museum that is housed in the old Embarkation station used by Titanic passengers .

Think I deserve a crepe and a glass of Normandy cider.

As this is a virtual ride I won't have to self isolate and can carry on my way .

1 week ago

Hi all

The last few days have seen me "onboard" a virtual Brittany ferry to France. Not resting on my laurels I have been cycling while "onboard" . .Yesterday saw me entering French territorial waters . Just over 30 km until I reach land

Thank you again for all the support and donations


2 weeks ago

A huge thank you for the recent donations.

I am onboard a virtual ferry heading for France and have passed the Isle Of Wight . Enjoyed going past the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth ,Southsea Castle. along with the D Day Story. Can't wait to be reach Normandy. I will just have to pedal some more!

2 weeks ago

Wow , thank you for the donations so far

Having been through the Test Valley and bypassing the lovely Mottisfont Gardens , Romsey and through Southampton , along through Fareham I have reached Portsmouth and the Ferry Port

Just have to wait for the ferry to France now

Sue Dunmore is fundraising for


Charity number: 1078012

Recent donations

3 days ago

Andrea Barrett

Good Luck Sue!

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

1 week ago

Brian Parker

Enjoy the sights of Paris Sue!!

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

1 week ago

Julie Dowie

Great work x

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

1 week ago

Penny Matthews

Good Luck. Hope you manage to reach your final destination.

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

1 week ago

Liz Turner

Well done - keep pedalling!

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

2 weeks ago

Kirstie Reeve

Well done for so far and good luck.

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

2 weeks ago



2 weeks ago

David Wray

Keep going Sue

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

3 weeks ago


Good luck Sue! ??

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

3 weeks ago

Christian, Barbara and James

Good luck Sue!


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