2022 Barcelona 2 Tour

Have we vanquished an enemy? None but ourselves. Have we gained success? That word means nothing here. Have we won a kingdom? No. . . and yes. We have achieved an ultimate satisfaction. . . fulfilled a destiny. . . To struggle and to understand – never this last without the other; such is the law. . .

George Mallory

Aylesham to Barcelona

For 2022 the team are returning to Barcelona, last visited in 2013 in a memorably wet tour.

Fourteen friends from Aylesham and the surrounding area are set for an epic charity ride, cycling from Aylesham to Barcelona which is about 900 miles in eight days.  We will be raising money for two very worthy causes.

Kobi Turnbull; a young lad from the village who has recently been diagnosed with Bone Cancer. We hope to support Kobi’s parents in providing much needed help during this difficult time.

Slide Away; This is a charity offering support to children and young people in Kent who have been bereaved of a family member or friend.  They also support children and young people who have a parent or sibling with a life limiting illness. 

The team includes four father/son pairs; Carl & Mark Moses; Andy Stupples & Conor; Keith (Bingo) & Linford House and Dale & Rylan House, who will be joined by Dave Austen, Cathal Bartolo, Mark Tonks, Mark Jordan, Glen Dobson and Steve Richards.  The team will be supported by their van driver Eric Norton.

They hope to raise over £4000 to be shared equally by both causes. They are due to set off from Aylesham on Thursday 30th June 2022.

You can donate on our JustGiving page here. Thanks.

QR Code for Kobi/SlideAway JustGiving Page

The ride is also by way of a celebration of Keith (Bingo) House’s 60th birthday, who will be joined by his brother Dale for the cycle home.

The team would like to thank their two main sponsors East Kent Foods, and D.A. Tree Surgeons for their support.

Route map: Calais to Barcelona
Route: Calais to Barcelona

Interactive route map here.


2 thoughts on “2022 Barcelona 2 Tour

  1. Wow, It sounds like an epic challenge, good luck with the ride and lets hope you get a week of strong northerly winds to blow you down the route. I will certainly be following your progress and sponsoring your two worthy causes. Mike Phillipson (Aylesham Youth club leader in the late 70’s and Dover RFC.

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  2. Very excited for you all, take care of each other and have fun together, even if it’s painful at times, which I am sure it will be. I saw Roger Hadfield the other day as I was going for my swim, and he shared with me about the 2122 Barcelona 2 Tour. I will follow your ride with much prayer for you all, as our God is good all the time, even if He sometimes says NO or says wait. As He loves you all and knows each of your names, always remember that its a wonderful thing you are doing. Lots of love Auntie Joyce xx. PS It will be good to chat to your Mum about your trip that’s for sure.


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