Cycling 300 miles from London to Paris; Pete’s big fundraiser to help local families

Meet Peter and Duke.

Peter is very kindly (and courageously) taking on a huge challenge to raise funds for Home-Start Oldham, Stockport & Tameside (HOST).

Here is Pete’s story; why he’s supporting HOST and how you can get behind him and support him to reach his target.

Hi, I am Peter and this is my dog Duke.

I have chosen, for one insane reason or another, to challenge myself and cycle 300 miles from London to Paris in 4 days. I have chosen to take this challenge because firstly, I enjoy cycling so why not complete a challenge in something I enjoy doing and secondly, I want to raise awareness and funds for a good cause.

I am about to become a first-time dad (in September), which is a daunting thought, but on my trips to the hospital for scans I saw posters around for Home-Start and how they help families come to grips with being a new parent in many ways.

I polled my friends for a charity to support on this challenge and Home-Start came up, not to mention I have a very persuasive friend who made an extra special case for Home-Start and highlighted all the good you do in the local & surrounding area.

So, the journey started, I was put in contact with Hannah and the ball is rolling. This is still early days into the planning, but I have set my target at £2000 which with your help and support I am sure I can achieve this target, if not smash it.

Along the way I will be completing some local challenges in preparation for this such as the Manchester to Blackpool 100Km ride and the Manchester 100 (100 miles) both to raise money and to assess training and fitness

I would certainly enjoy the company if anyone felt they would like to join me on this challenge.

It’s going to be an adventure which will require training but will be fun will be give participants a real sense of achievement and pride.

Highlights will include cycling past the world famous Eiffel Tower, the Champs -Elysees and finishing the Tour De France.

Peter Muirhead

To sponsor Peter and support HOST, please visit his Fundraising page at

If you are interested in joining Pete with this challenge or starting your own fundraiser, please contact our Fundraising Manager Hannah Richardson, e-mail:, tel: 0161 0161 344 0669.

Pete has also set up a dedicated Instagram page to track and share progress of his training and fundraising efforts, find him at

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