Ark to Arc riders raise more than £70,000

They did it! The fabulous and formidable Arkriders have completed the Ark to Arc challenge – and they are on course to raise more than £70,000.

After four gruelling days in the saddle, the super cyclists rode round the Arc de Triomphe to the final meeting point at the Eiffel Tower at the end of a memorable journey that took them from Basingstoke to the heart of Paris.

The 265-mile journey was an emotional rollercoaster, and no more so than on the final afternoon after cyclist Simon Finch came off his bike just 20 miles from the finish and suffered a broken collarbone.

Awesome Ark Cyclists raise more than £50K

An awesome group of cyclists are celebrating after raising £50,000 for Ark Cancer Centre Charity by cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG).

On May 13, the Ark Cyclists set off from the Cornwall landmark and headed north on a nine-day 965-mile ride to the Scottish landmark at the other end of Great Britain.

Some of the riders did particular legs of the journey and seven completed the whole ride – an amazing achievement for all of them, but particularly for team leader 51-year-old Jonathan Hobby, who has been undergoing treatment for lymphoma.

Half-marathon runners go the extra mile

It was a great day with some wonderful people - a big thank-you to all our Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporters who ran in yesterday's Destination Basingstoke Phillips Half-Marathon.

There were familiar faces and some new recruits in the charity's 2016 team - and all of them, and their supporters, have made a difference to the charity's £5million fundraising campaign.

Ed and Amie pile on the miles

The dynamic duo of Ed Lowman and Amie Frayne are celebrating after completing the first half of a long-distance running double in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

On Sunday, Ed and Amie took part in the New Forest Marathon - crossing the finish line in just over four hours.

Ed and his girlfriend won't be resting on their laurels though, and in just over two weeks, the pair will be piling on the miles for the charity in the Bournemouth Half-Marathon on October 2.

Hayden is a fundraising ace!

A BASINGSTOKE businessman really has fundraising for a local cancer centre charity off to a tee.


Basingstoke RFC President’s Charity Lunch

Basingstoke RFC President Dr Steve Tristram and generous club members and supporters have delivered a winning fundraising result. 

On November 7, Dr Tristram, who is supporting the Charity as his Charity of the Year, hosted a special lunch before the First XV’s home game with Cobham to celebrate the outstanding contribution to the club made by Past-President John Evans at the club . 

Ark100 team make successful half-marathon debut

The Ark100 team piled on the miles and pulled in the pounds at Sunday's Destination Basingstoke Phillips Half-Marathon.

A 30-strong group of runners took part as the charity fielded its first-ever team in the event, which was marking its fifth anniversary.

So far, the team members have raised more than £5,400 – a superb effort – and it is hoped that the final total will be boosted by some post-event donations.