I have recently been pondering raising money for a cancer charity by doing a long distance, several days/weeks cycle. My mum has been diagnosed with breast cancer, and I would like to do something to help support one of the many excellent charities that are out there to help people like her. Perhaps with the cycling ties the LAF might be a suitable choice. Anyway, the plan is to cycle something along the lines of north -> south france, coast to coast - or even something like London -> Barcelona. I would obviously do it over many days, maybe cycling 80-100 miles a day I thought. I would have to train a lot, but I am fairly confident fitness wise I could do it - I am young, run competitively for my county, and while I do less cycling than running (it would be hard to do more), I don't think I'm that bad at it. I just really wanted to think about the logistics of it. I would need to find a good friend (I have a couple of people I know in mind) to do this with me, and we would have to do something about what we would take with us - have to travel very light. What about sponsorships? Would it be possible to get someone to lend us bikes for the cycle, one of the companies? I'd like to have something suitable to ride on. It's just a pipeline thing at the moment, but something I am thinking more and more about. I would do it summer 2008 hopefully. Anyone have any thoughts? Cheers.