Friday, 31 May 2013


7 Days and counting till we depart from London on our challenge. Anyone around on the eve of the 7th would be fantastic to get as much support as possible!
Thank you so much to everyone that has donated and supported us through the way way! Please keep spreading the word...
Donations can be made at

An Enormous THANK YOU to ------> 21Pro

It's arrived! A Huge thanks to 21Pro who have been unbelievably kindly and sponsored us a couple of cameras and lots of gear to go with it! This small company has been so generous, we're all looking forward to trying it out and making the video of our challenge (almost certainly being dominated by Mish falling watch this space for the release!)

Take a look at their website...we all know that you've always wanted one! Great value and great quality! Check them out and like them on Facebook!

Thursday, 30 May 2013

A Successful few weeks of Media

If you at all able to get hold of a copy of the Gloucester Echo today please do as we are all featuring in it!

Importantly a HUGE thank you needs to go to Richard Taylor & Nicole Le Marie from the London Metro, Caroline Fisher at the Gloucester Echo and Chris Gregory from the Basingstoke Gazette for all taking such an interest in our Challenge, and the work of the charity to take time to help raise awareness of the sacrifices being made in Afghanistan by our troops and the incredible work 'Walking with the Wounded' is doing. Can't thank them enough for all their help!

If anyone can help us broaden our media reach at all and help us raise awareness, please comment below and I will get in contact as soon as possible! 1 week to go before we head off, so please continue the amazing support!

Basingstoke Gazette
Gloucestershire Echo

London Metro

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Big thanks to NUUN

A huge thank you to NUUN for taking such an interest in our challenge. Working my way through the different flavours of electrolytes NUUN have very kindly sent us!
Much needed for as we trek across France and Italy in 25+ degree heats!
Keep spreading the word of our challenge... 7th of June London To Rome and we're off!!
Check out their website at for the whole range!

Monday, 20 May 2013

A perilous weekend of Training

Apparently backwards High-Fives aren't the best idea whilst cycling along the road... Hamish suffering from one of his wounds as a result! 

2 crashes and 2 punctures over the weekend.....we're getting there! 

Please keep supporting makes such a difference

2 weeks to go...Thank you for all the support so far

It's been a busy last few months and a particularly hectic last couple of weeks with exams dawning and the departure day rapidly approaching! We've just reached the half way point on the donation front and everything is finally falling into place so a MASSIVE thank you to everyone that's been so generous and supported us so far! Still looking for a sponsor for our support car and kit!

Keep your eyes out for us in the London Metro in the next couple of weeks...

The Challenge - 3 students, 12 days, 1300 miles, £8000, London to Rome

This summer the three of us; Jonathan Quicke, Hamish Van Gruisen and Tom Kerridge will be cycling half a mile for every British soldier wounded in Afghanistan since 2001. In doing so we aim to raise money and awareness for 'Walking with the Wounded' and, the incredible sacrifices that are being made by our troops. 

Having persuaded Hamish that the Tour De France route was overly ambitious, we have settled for 1,300 miles from London to Rome cycling over 100 miles a day leaving on the evening of the 7th and aiming to reach Rome 12 days later. 

It's an incredibly worthwhile cause so please if you can support us along the way by following us here and on twitter (londontorome13) and if you can, please donate at

More updates to follow...