Charity fundraising by the Big Cogs

The Big Cogs are looking to raise funds for four charities in completing the challenge.


The riders are fully self-funding the trip so 100% of all donations will go to the charities which can be individually selected by the donors via the links on the home page:

YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE : An exceptional local service that relies on donations to function and is particularly close to our hears as one of the group, Paul Aspinall, was air-lifted to hospital following a cycling accident in 2019 that resulted in a serious head injury. This is also a selected charity of Rob’s employer Asda.

FORGET ME NOT CHILDREN’S HOSPICE : A local Huddersfield hospice that delivers outstanding care to children with life shortening conditions.

DIABETES UK : A charity working tirelessly to combat this challenging and relatively common condition. This charity is particularly close to one of our riders, Jonny, and sponsor, RRG Group, who sadly lost a colleague to this illness.

BRITISH RED CROSS UKRAINE CRISIS APPEAL : Unfortunately, this charity needs little introduction given the ongoing humanitarian challenges being faced by so many Ukrainians in their homeland.




Links to each of our sponsors can also be found on the homepage of this website and we would encourage you to visit them given their kind support of this venture.

MIZOS APPAREL : A company specialising in base layers aimed at improving performance in all conditions. Focusing on Cycling, Running and Football they have generously donated us with clothing to use during the challenge.

RRG GROUP : A Peugeot dealership based in Oldham & Rochdale who have kindly provided the fully liveried support vehicle that will follow us through the length of France.

SHEPLEY SPRING : Suppliers of ‘Ice Valley’ spring water, they are enabling us to rehydrate en-route with water from our home town.

MY CLOUD MEDIA : A local web design companywho has created this website facilitating us to promote the selected charities and provide a daily update to anyone who wants to follow our progress.

MINDLABS : A local design company who have kindly created our logo.

Thank you for supporting our fundraising