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Nick's amazing rides

Nick in Africa

In 2016, Nick Simon cycled 8,000 miles independently through 11 countries from Cairo in Egypt to Cape Town in South Africa – also known as the CtCT Challenge. 

But Nick didn't stop there. From June to October 2017, he did another cycle using the same bicycle to travel 2,000 miles from Cork in Ireland to Camden Town in London. His route took him around the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. This included climbing the five peaks, one in each nation.

Nick's fundraising continued right through to June this year and he hopes we will together have reached the original target of £80,000 (including Gift Aid).

Nick said: 'It was a big challenge but a privilege to cycle 8,000 miles independently through Africa for Christian Aid in 2016.

'The CtCT Challenge took me through 11 countries from Cairo in Egypt to Cape Town in South Africa: Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

'As I travelled through Africa, I met with 16 of the charity’s partners working in a broad range of areas.'

Nick arrives in Camden Town
Do it your way

Inspired by Nick's fantastic fundraising feat? Then our new Do It Your Way pack may be just what you need to get started. This is your chance to get creative and fundraise doing what you do best.

Whether singing is your thing, or you're a mastermind quizzer, do it your way for Christian Aid! 

Simply visit, fill in the online form and we’ll send you a fundraising pack which has everything you need to plan, promote, organise and decorate your fundraising event.