London to Bruges in 22 hours

Bruges Cycle Team

Tanyel’s smile achieved another milestone, completing its 2nd Annual charity cycle event, peddling 150 miles in 22 hours from London’s Cutty Sark to Bruges Belgium.

Despite gale force winds, closed roads and delays on ferry crossings we made it, and most importantly we raised over £5,000.

This was a massive team effort, without which it wouldn’t of been possible. Thank you to everyone who helped, supported and contributed.

For the navigation and support vehicles, a big thank you to Tanyel’s mum, Gülay Uzun, her Niece, Feride Sergil, and Taşkın Sergil, in the second vehicle, they were all amazing. They guided us through thick and thin to our destination and breaks.

Our amazing 13 cyclists, Tanyel’s Dad, Ceyhun Uzun, Tanyel’s Uncle, Cumhur Uzun, Barry Sadler, Charlie Farge, Helen Smith, Chris Hall, Kasım Necat, Turan Korukoglu, Dave Brenan, Necat Hondus, Umut Şen, Eren Aspava and a massive thanks to Caner Aspava who joined our team all the way from Cyprus.

Also Special thanks to our sponsors Ricki Watson from for providing our lovely cycle tops – they were brilliant and very comfortable. Thank you also to our other sponsor, my great friend Andy from Artion construction. Similarly, a massive thanks to Alex and his team at MBE @ Harrow for providing prints for our bike numbers and escort vehicles.

Also, big thanks to Gemma Nightingale at DFDS ferry crossing for providing us excellent services and a huge donations for our charity; and Karos Floris Hotel in Bruges for their hospitality.

It was a tough event but worth it. Tanyel’s smile will continue to raise funds to help other children look out on our web page who knows what’s planned for our next destination.

Thanks again,