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Total raised so far


£1,130.00 of £3,000 target +£193.75 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

19 hours ago


£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

23 hours ago

Anna Zvegintzov



Corinna Latter


Most able bodied don’t do as much as you do! You’re such an inspiration to others. Your positivity and determination to fight back is fantastic. Good luck we are all behind you. X


Caroline Pounder

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

You’re such an inspiration and I’ve no doubt you’ll give it your all!! Hope to see you on route 💪🏻


Anthony Franklin

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid


Janet & David


You are doing something amazing. We wish you all the luck but know you won't need it.


Bernie Stafford

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Mark, this will really cement an amazing recovery!

6 days ago

Karen Paterson

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

2 weeks ago


£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Great challenge, hope you make it

3 weeks ago


£60.00 + £15.00 Gift Aid

Mark Paterson is raising money for Mind Over Mountains and Different Strokes

the C and C in 23

Event dates: 3rd June 2023 – 11th June 2023

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My story

Shortly after I survived a major stroke in September 2021 my young son said he wanted me to be able to go cycling with him again as that's what he missed the most, i was lucky enough to fulfil this goal by purchasing a specially adapted recumbent tricycle.

it's now 2023 and time to break some new targets and recovery goals and prove to other survivors there can be life after a stroke, #strokesurvivorscan!

With a team of supporters and my best friend from work Andy Hamilton (who's been beside me throughout my recovery, we've decided to cycle the 200 mile Coast and Castles Route from Newcastle Upon Tyne to Edinburgh in the first week in June this year. it may not sound a huge challenge to some but bear in mind my longest trike ride to date has been 13 miles and over 12 months i've covered 150 miles on 3 wheels, I'm now planning on doing more than this in only 1 week!

I would like to raise funds for Different Strokes, a charity focussing on working age and younger stroke survivors, they've been a huge part of my recovery so far and i'm blessed to have met many amazing people through my involvement with this charity!

I would also like to raise funds for Mind Over Mountains an amazing, small mental health charity bringing together hillwalking and mindfulness in nature. They invited me to join one of their retreats in Wasdale cumbria to tell my story as their inspirational speaker in late 2022. i was able to join the walk on my trike getting to places i'd never be able to reach on two legs at the moment and personally I got so much from the experience, again meeting some incredible people,

the team so far -

Mark Paterson

Andy Hamilton

Rob Rodgers

support vehicle - Richard Porter

team members details to follow asap

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 Mind Over Mountains and Different Strokes.

My updates

1 month ago

great training ride around Derwent and Hiwden reservoirs today (think dambusters), such a beautiful location and a great 20 mile ride

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2 months ago

first training ride completed yesterday, 26 miles! very pleased, next challenge is to do that day after day!

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2 months ago

really excited to announce we are now being supported by Explorer coffees on our adventure! very grateful to have them on board!

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2 months ago

Blown away by the support for this so far, thank you so much everyone! first training ride is this coming weekend so will share some updates after that!

Mark Paterson is fundraising for 2 charities

Mind Over Mountains

Charity number: 1190883

Different Strokes

Charity number: 1092168

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