In 2011 a 2 man team entered the tour of Tendring (20 Mile Stage) for the first time in order to assist with raising funds on behalf of KMGD to ensure that our donation to ACT was as large as possible. Steve Beatton (Undisclosed Age) and Jake Calcutt (aged 14) completed the course in good time and raised £630 for their efforts. Jake was helped along with the thought that he was much quicker than Steve and Steve was helped along by the fact that he was keeping up with the younger, fitter Jake. However, they were both driven on by one common goal. Raising money for ACT.
In 2012 Jake and Steve entered The Tour of Tendring (20 Mile Stage) for the second time in order to maximise our donation to ACT. on this occasion they were joind by Adrian (undisclosed age) and Jamie Mallett (young), Jamie Baker (Young), Ralf Simon (Self confessed old and unfit but with 50 miles of training) and myself ; Jon Moss (self confessed old, unfit and with only 100 yards of in saddle trainning from the car park to the start line). However, we are all driven by our common goal, to raise money for ACT which led to completion of this years tour and raised £1077 in the process.
2013 saw a 5 man and a one woman team enter the 20 mile stage with a further 2 riders entering at the 60 mile stage. The willing but less able 20 milers were Jon, Katherine and Gareth Moss, Jamie Mallett, Jamie Baker (missed the turning and actually did 42 miles) and Adam Jefferd. The hardy 60 milers were Julian Turner and Clive "Chubby" Lockyear. Veteran Steve Beaton intended to ride again this year but unfortunatly was faced with family illness leading to bereavement. Sponsors who had already agreed to sponsor Steve honoured their commitment and dontations from Steve's fathers funeral were also donating into this yers fund making a total of £2047.
On Sunday 14th July 2013 Daniel O'Connor, a 4 times veteran of KMGD, and his brother Matthew ran the Leeds 10K run and agreed to donate all the sponsorship they raised to KMGD. Thanks to both Danny and Matthew for their gesture and congratulation on finishing the run in less than 1 hour. The run raised a total of £300 for KMGD.
2014 saw another large group attending the Tour of Tendring. Katherine, Jon and Gareth Moss together with Jake Calcutt and Jacker Furzer tackling the 20 mile with Jamie Mallett and Charlie Burrows (on a tandem), Darren Greenfield, Julian Turner and Clive Lockyear entering the tougher 60 mile stage. Together all riders raised a best yet total of £2084 for KMGD which will be added to the ACT donation this year.
2015 saw a reunion of 11 veteran riders and one new attending the Tour of Tendring. (L-R) Darren Greenfield, Jake Calcutt, Harry Chappel, Katherine Moss, Gareth Moss, Charlie Burrows, Jon Moss, Jamie Mallett, Adrian Mallet, Jamie Bakker, Jack Furzer and Clive Lockyear. A total of £1234 was raised which be added to the total ACT donation 2015
In May 2016 a team of 3 completed the Tour of Tendring. (L-R)Gareth Moss, Jon Moss and Jamie Mallett raising £482.
In May 2016 Steven Beaton left Clacton on the anniversary of his late father’s Alan passing and travelled to Scotland. Drawing inspiration from the memories of his father and to raise money for Addenbrooke’s he completed his assent of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain at 4,406 feet. In doing so he raised £602