Katherine Horsham: July’s Doer of the Month

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Katherine Horsham is our latest Doer of the Month, after raising 27 pledges in support of her Ride London cycle sportive on 29th July. Katherine lives in London, working in community building and volunteering while looking after her two re-homed guinea pigs, Jaffa Cake and Fudge Brownie. If only she’d taken them on the ride with her…!

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June’s Doer of the Month: Andy Smith cycles Le Tour des Stades

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Over the last six weeks, Andy Smith and Annie Glennie have been cycling around France, riding between the Euro2016 football stadiums and social enterprises – all whilst raising support through Do Nation. They raised 122 pledges, saving as much carbon as emitted by driving twice around the world!

Not only did they pick up the prestigious title of Doer of the Month, but they also won a year’s supply of Ben & Jerry’s for their efforts.

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April’s Doer of the Month: An epic commute

BeforeOn 22nd April, Stuart Cocks embarked on a pretty epic commute: cycling 38 miles to work and, thanks to his friends blasting past his pledge target, another 38 miles back again. By raising an impressive 64 pledges (and saving over 5 tonnes CO2), he earned the title of April’s Doer of the Month.

Here’s his story.

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Our 1,500 mile cycle tour to explore France’s stadiums, sustainability and social enterprises

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In December 2015, Andy Smith & Annie Glennie joined the Do Nation team and 40 other people to cycle from London to Paris with Climate Kilometre, raising support from friends and family through pledges on Do Nation.

Now, Andy explains why they’re both about to set off on another French adventure, this time a whopping 1,500 mile cycle tour to explore the stadiums, sustainability and social enterprises (& cheese!) in each Euro2016 host city.

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The bumpy road to Paris

 

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The road to Paris, they say, was a bumpy one – for me, slightly too literally for my liking. After months of anticipation and planning for our cycle to Paris for COP21, and a morning of fantastic riding through the hills of East Sussex under crisp winter sun, I hit the bumps. Pothole after pothole, in the dark, and I was on the ground. My ride was over, my collar bone broken.

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Doer of the month for January 2014: Sinead Brophy, Halfway to One Hundred

Doer of the month January 2014: Sinead Brophy,

Sinead is hitting the big 50 this year so she decided to make it a year of doing challenges: mud runs, triathlons and bike rides galore. She started it off in full swing with 10k on a very wet and windy New Years Day, completing it in a fantastic 55 minutes and 16 seconds. You can follow her ‘Halfway to One Hundredchallenge blog here. We have a feeling this wont be the last we hear of Sinead!

Sinead saved 1,344kg CO2 from 35 pledges

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Doer of the month for August 2012: David Insley, Coast to Coast Challenge

Doer of the month August 2012: David Insley

Our August Doer of the Month is David Insley, who completed the Coast to Coast Challenge, cycling 142 miles in two days at the beginning of September. Huge congratulations also go to his long-suffering wife Maxine, who also completed the challenge and raised sponsorship for the DoNation.

David saved 9,679kg CO2 from 25 pledges

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Doer of the month for June 2012: Peter Burgess, Dunwich Dynamo

Doer of the month June 2012: Peter Burgess,

Our June Doer of the Month is Peter Burgess, who completed the Dunwich Dynamo, cycling 120 miles overnight on June 30th. Last year he pledged Veg Out, and now he’s raising DoAction sponsorship himself – which is what the DoNation is all about.

Peter saved 1,175kg CO2 from 25 pledges

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