Jonathan Winearls

Support my Ride to Victory

This year I will be taking on #RidetoVictory to raise vital funds for life-changing mental health treatment for veterans.

Combat Stress is the UK's leading charity for veterans' mental health. For over a century, they've helped former servicemen and women deal with issues like trauma, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Today, they provide support to veterans from every service and every conflict.

I’m taking on #RidetoVictory to help take vital strides towards ensuring veterans can get the support they need.

Thank you so much for your support.

My Achievements

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First Donation

Created a Team

Raised £100

Raised £250

Raised £500

Raised £750

Ridden 76 miles

Reached Fundraising Goal

My Updates

Great week!!

Saturday 24th Jul
This was the week I wasn't looking forward to. The week of 76mile rides!!. Well I've done 3 sub 3hour 76mile rides which where in fact a 87mile, 83mile and last night a total of 93miles long. All went very well and just as pleasing is that the £500 Donation Target got smashed in just over a week. For those who have already Donated then I can only give my sincere thanks and those of the Veterans who will benefit from the various types of support Combat Stress offer. To those who haven't as yet Donated then please please consider doing so. There's not many opportunities in normal life to change somebody else's for the better, this is one of those. Veterans are not only husbands/wives but mums and dads and sons and daughters. What affects these incredible people very quickly filters down to those who just cannot understand/comprehend the things they have experienced whilst serving this our country. 


Did it!!!!

Tuesday 20th Jul
I did the full 76miles last night in 3hrs which was great to get done so I now know I have it in me. Its way too quick though to maintain for 7 consecutive days so need to work out a more sustainable pace/splits times. Hydration still needs some more work as I had to cycle the final 30mins without fluids which wasn't ideal. I plan to do a 'short' 25miler today to loosen my legs and so that I can feel how it is to ride after doing 76miles the night before.

Note to self, take more water!!

Friday 16th Jul
Good session tonight and hopefully learnt a good lesson, TAKE MORE FLUIDS. 65miles tonight so training is going well. Felt a bit sore after Wednesdays 50miles but learning all the time what works for me and what doesn't as regards fueling during rides and recovery. Donations are going well but I won't apologise for asking for more. The feelings of being tired and or uncomfortable I feel are nothing compared to how these Veterans are feeling and going through now and in the past. Let's give them a better future.  I met a Veteran this afternoon who saw action in the Falklands and Bosnia and sadly is going through a tough time but still has his pride. His story is why I'm doing this so please donate to Combat Stress who are helping people like Mo a proud member of the Blues and Royals family.

Tonights session. 50miles

Wednesday 14th Jul
Another good training session to build miles into my legs. 50miles done quite comfortably. Building slowly and should get to 76miles soon. Hopefully no adverse reaction from my knees etc tomorrow. Thanks to everybody who so kindly donated today 😀 I was talking to a Veteran today and she asked me to thank everybody for your support. Another way to help is by going into the Coffee Cell in Northgare Street run by Combat2Coffee. Great charity also supporting Veterans with MH problems.

Madness

Tuesday 13th Jul
Hi. To make things a little bit different and hopefully help people part with a little more of their hard earned money, I'm going to be cycling 76miles on 7 consecutive days. I must be mad as I'm no cyclist but my feeling is 'why do something easy when I could really challenge myself'. Training is going well but this is going to be a complete leap into the dark for me. 

Thank you to my Sponsors

£80.56

Alison Winearls

£76

Dave D

You're mad mate but the Plumbers Union has to stick together!!

£53

Anonymous

£47.70

Anonymous

£45

Tom Winearls

Dont fall off

£45

Anonymous

Good luck Jonathan

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Clive Winearls

£25

Michael Barnard

£22.98

Jonathan Winearls

£22.26

Anonymous

£22.26

Heather Girling

£22.26

Anonymous

Well done Jonathan. Really great work you’re doing

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Chris & Joyce Kite

Really impressed by your commitment to Combat Stress. We would like to give our support and send you our good wishes for a successful conclusion.

£22.26

Anonymous

Well done Jonathon, it'll be a challenge and enjoy it for everyone you're doing it for with a smile every day they deserve it! ..... All the best, Colin.

£22.26

Katie Winearls

Good luck!! Xx

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Mark A Sherman

£22.26

Noreen Petherbridge

Well done I hope you wear the right pants

£22.26

Anonymous

That will pay for another hour of the help line.

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Elaine Monsen

Good luck.🚴

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Mark Ingham

£21

Ian Fox

£20

Tony Thorpe

£20

Liberty Hope Wood

£20

Anonymous

£15

Sam Woods

£10.60

Anonymous

Very well done Jonathan!!!!

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Anonymous

£10.60

Michael Laws

Do alot of these John 2nd one today, hope it helps.

£10.60

Mitch Mitchell

Well done Jon...keep up the good work Cheers Mitch

£10.60

Colin Clack

Good luck Jon. Great effort . All that spin training will help to see you through

£10.60

David Weale

£10.60

Richard Winearls

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Anonymous

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Suzannah Spurgeon

You can do this , God is with you

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Sandy

Good luck