• Fundraiser: 1

    Robert Richardson

  • £3550.00 raised so far
  • Target £10,000.00
  • 35% of their £10,000.00 target
  • 79 Donations
  • 17 Days to go

Help me reach my fundraising goal

Sponsor Robert


My Story

Hi,

Thanks for making your way to my fundraising page for the Whisky Ventures Ride. Starting Thursday 12th May, I have challenged myself to cycle from the most southerly distillery in Scotland (Bladnoch, Dumfries & Galloway), to the most northerly (Saxa Vord, Unst, Shetland), via every operating single-malt distillery in the country. The journey will be approximately 2000 miles (3200km) and take 6-7 weeks to complete, hopefully finishing on the isle of Unst at the end of June. The fundraising campaign will remain open however until September for anyone to donate once the challenge is complete.

The challenge aims to raise funds in aid of the Scottish regions of Cash for Kids and Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance. On completion of the event, Forth 1 Cash for Kids, who have kindly offered to manage the fundraising aspect of the challenge will distribute the raised funds across the charities.

Along with simply travelling the distances involved, it is hoped each distillery visited will donate at least one bottle of whisky to a central event collection. This will then be auctioned after the event, further raising funds for the charities. Keep an eye on the website and social media for more information about this auction after the ride is complete.

The entire ride will use GPS tracking, so you can follow my journey live each day. It is hoped that other riders may get involved along the way, so if you fancy riding your local section of my route, don't hesitate to get in touch and tag along. Find out more at www.whiskyventures.co.uk

A public group ride is also planned for the Isle of Islay on Fri 27th May, the opening day of the Feis Ile. The ride will start at Ardbeg, at approx. 9.00-9.30am and will traverse Islay to Kilchoman via Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Bowmore and Bruichladdich distilleries. All are welcome to come along.

See you out there!

Updates and Donations

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Donation

29 Jun 2022 / 7:17pm

£40

Well done Rob you rock!๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿ”ฅ
Amazing achievement, next time we can raise a glass together in person.
Inka & Jen

Whisky Sisters Podcast
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Donation

29 Jun 2022 / 7:38am

£50 + £12.50 gift aid

Well done Rob. It has been great fun watching your adventure unfold on social media. All the best.

Mr Hugh Wallace
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21 Jun 2022 / 2:00pm

£20

What a brilliant adventure, & for such a good, & worthy cause.. If you ever decide to do one around Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Iโ€™d love to join you ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Mr Tristan Falconer
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Donation

20 Jun 2022 / 2:43pm

£25 + £6.25 gift aid

Excellent hard work and good luck completing the challenge. Keep going as many people are watching your progress.

Mrs Abigail Lord
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19 Jun 2022 / 9:21am

£100 + £25 gift aid

Doing great Rob.. All the best and take care..
Bruce and Lynne..

Mr Bruce Trayner
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17 Jun 2022 / 12:32pm

£50 + £12.50 gift aid

So impressed by the miles you've been putting in, keep it up!

Dr Megan Hammond
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13 Jun 2022 / 11:12pm

£20 + £5 gift aid

Well done on the journey so far Rob. What an adventure and for such great causes. Keep going ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ๐Ÿšด ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Mr David Eccles
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Donation

13 Jun 2022 / 8:24pm

£10 + £2.50 gift aid

Good luck and weโ€™ll done. Make sure to enjoy a dram when finished ๐Ÿฅƒ

Mr Chris Grieve
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Donation

8 Jun 2022 / 11:02am

£50 + £12.50 gift aid

Rob - well done so far on the trip. Best of luck getting to the finish line in Saxa Vord!

Anonymous
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2 Jun 2022 / 8:39pm

£30 + £7.50 gift aid

Hi Robert brilliant effort, and what a way to see Scotland. I hope The knee pain gets better, and you get good weather for the rest of your trip. Cheers Stephen

Mr Stephen Hendren
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2 Jun 2022 / 7:20pm

£30 + £7.50 gift aid

Good luck Rob, slightly mad but the views look amazing. Such a great way to see all of Scotland.

Anonymous
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1 Jun 2022 / 5:13pm

£20 + £5 gift aid

Very well done. Delighted that SMWS featured your epic challenge. Cheers Toby

Mr Edmund de Burgh
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Donation

30 May 2022 / 1:03pm

£10

Well done Robert!! Looks like you're doing Amazing! Hopefully you're finding some good massage therapists on route and fingers crossed i will see you back in for a well deserved massage once you are finished and some great stories about your travels! Good luck!!

Miss Katherine Halewood
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29 May 2022 / 7:33pm

£30 + £7.50 gift aid

Hi Robert, had a few messages with you tonight. Stay strong, awesome challenge.

Mr Ian Major
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27 May 2022 / 11:45am

£20 + £5 gift aid

Good luck Rob. Loving reading all your update. Love Angela, Matthew and Louise

Mrs Angela Campbell
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Donation

24 May 2022 / 12:36pm

£20 + £5 gift aid

Hope the ride is going well. Didn't realise it was just an excuse to drink whisky! Good luck.

Dr Sarah Payne
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23 May 2022 / 11:11am

£10 + £2.50 gift aid

This is a donation from Sophie's uncle, Chris, a fellow cyclist.

Mr James Utley
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22 May 2022 / 1:09pm

£30 + £7.50 gift aid

Hope those knees hold up!! Good luck with the ride and sponsorships.

Mr David Hope
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Donation

13 May 2022 / 1:22pm

£20 + £5 gift aid

Enjoy the ride Rob, I look forward to tracking your progress over the weeks.

Mr Fraser Agnew
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12 May 2022 / 8:32pm

£30 + £7.50 gift aid

Good luck Robert we will have lots of updates from your mum Iโ€™m sure. Make sure you enjoy the whisky on the way youโ€™re earning it!

Mrs Bev Bissett
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Donation

11 May 2022 / 9:43pm

£20 + £5 gift aid

Good luck Robert - hope the weather is kind! What a great challenge - go for it!! Xx

Mrs Sue Marshall
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11 May 2022 / 8:18am

£25 + £6.25 gift aid

Good Luck Robert on your great Challenge, hoping the weather is kind to you, enjoy yourself, we know you will smash it,
Love Jonathan and Helen Caton

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Donation

10 May 2022 / 9:21pm

£50

Good Luck Rob, sorry i cant make the ride on sunday but as you know its a busy time but hopefully hook up later in the ride. Go well Dude

whitespider ltd
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10 May 2022 / 7:03pm

£20 + £5 gift aid

Wishing you all the best for your ride! Have an absolute blast with James, when he joins you next week!

Miss Sophie Plumb
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Donation

27 Apr 2022 / 2:05pm

£20 + £5 gift aid

Good luck Rob. I'll have a wee dram for you when you finish.

Lizzie

Mrs Elizabeth Briggs
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Update

13 Apr 2022 / 8:51pm

Thank you to those who have donated already. It is much appreciated. And to whoever gave the anonymous ยฃ100, a special thank you. Less than a month now until the start....argh!!!

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Donation

8 Apr 2022 / 12:22pm

£40 + £10 gift aid

Brilliant idea Rob. Wishing you the best of luck. Hope you also can enjoy a few drams on route!! Ellen and Alan

Mx Ellen and Alan Clarke and Thomson
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5 Apr 2022 / 8:46am

£20 + £5 gift aid

What a venture indeed! Make sure you enjoy a few drams along the way too. It would be rude not to!

Ms Anna Goodwin
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