London to Paris Cycle Challenge – June 2022

The past 24 months has highlighted the growing need for provision of mental health support in our communities.

Having experienced the loss of a close friend a few years ago, who took his own life, we know how vital it is for support to be available.

Lindengate Charity offers an all age, fully integrated provision, promoting better health and wellbeing for all through nature.  Sitting in the eye of the storm, Lindengate has been able to adapt and evolve to the changing needs of the community and were one of the only charities able to remain open during the pandemic, offering everyone a safe space to enjoy the gardens and wildlife haven.

The Challenge

We are looking to raise £10,000 between now & April 2022, by taking part in the London to Paris Cycle in June 2022.  The challenge takes place over 4 days, with 400 miles cycling.

The ride will be a big step up for us, especially Charlie!

Charlie – “if by pushing ourselves beyond our comfort zone, we can help ensure more people can get the support they need to aid their recovery, then every mile will be worth it.”

Owen – “this challenge seems insignificant to the mountain that people with mental health challenges have to face every single day and the fact that there is such an amazing resource there already makes it all the more frustrating that more people cannot access it”

To help us reach our target please click here. If you are a business and would like to sponsor us, we have a limited number of shirt sponsorship opportunities available – please contact or for details.

There will be regular updates on the progress of the challenge, but please don’t hesitate to contact either Charlie or Owen to find out more.

Lindengate Charity

The name Lindengate comes from mixing the Old English name for a Lime tree – ‘Linden’, known for its recuperative and stress-relieving properties and the ‘Gate’, symbolising passing through on the journey to recovery.

Lindengate is located at a stunning five-acre site in Buckinghamshire, where nature breathes new life into anyone looking for support with their wellbeing through nature.  The natural beauty and richness of the site help to restore and heal, whilst specialised gardening, conservation, construction, cooking, and nature based art and crafts activities provide focus and purpose.

We would like to give more people the opportunity to experience Lindengate, by raising much needed funds to pay for a minibus, to transport people that would otherwise be unable to visit and partake in our numerous programmes.

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