Chartwell cyclists push themselves to the limit

The wonderful support we receive comes in many forms and supporters time and time again, never cease to amaze us with their ingenious and incredibly challenging ideas to raise funds for Chartwell, pushing themselves to the limit’s! For this we are extremely honoured and forever grateful.

Long term supporter, Paul Clark, champions Chartwell wherever he goes, and has been a part of many Chartwell fundraisers. Previous challenges include swimming the English Channel and running the London Marathon, raising vast amounts for Chartwell over the years


Paul is an avid cyclist, and has turned his attention to extremely inventive cycling challenges.  In 2020, he cycled up and down a huge hill – Stock Hill – in Biggin Hill, 226 times for a solid 24 hours, a total of 135 miles, an outstanding achievement, as well as raising a staggering £20,000.

In May of this year, Paul joined a team of 15 cyclists where they travelled to the French Alps, to take on ‘Mont Vontoux’. Self-funded, they cycled over 8,000m in 5 days, all aiming of reach their own personal goals. This included climbing the famous ‘Alpe d’Huez’, ‘Club des Cinglés du Mont Ventoux’, and the treacherous ‘Galérien on gravel track. Paul, and his friend Paul Scott, attemped their climb and descents up to 4 times over a 24 period.  Everybody completed their own challenges and they collectively raised almost £5,000.  Well done to Paul and his friends for their fantastic support and for choosing us, once more.

For more information or to support their challenge CLICK HERE



We were delighted that Chartwell Trustee Bobby Beech’s wonderful son, Josh Beech, took part in the Ride London-Essex 100 (actually 102!) for two children’s cancer charities including The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust.

Setting off from London, Josh rode to Essex and then back to London, which he managed to complete a smidge over 7 hours, an hour and 15 minutes faster than his predicted time which he was super happy about.

This was a big challenge for Josh as he only had a few months training under hos belt before the main event. He didn’t even have a bike until just before Christmas, buying one specifically to raise money for charity. He raised almost £3,000, thank you so much, Josh, great effort!

For more information or to support Josh’s challenge, CLICK HERE