Virtual Everest Challenge 8848m
10 Apr 2021

Simon's Giving Page

profile picture
Simon Watkinson

Total raised


+ £64.76 Gift Aid

171 Complete
171% of £884.80 target

Donating through this page is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with Cancer Research UK

I'm fundraising to raise money for Cancer Research UK

Thank you for visiting my Fundraising Page. Last year my younger brother-in-law was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

I've been so inspired by my sister and brother's positive attitude yet frustrated by an inability to do anything to help. This led me to taking on the Virtual Everesting Challenge for a charity that's supporting their fight, and that of 1000s of others battling cancer.

On 10th April I will use my indoor trainer and Zwift program to climb the 8,848m height of Mount Everest in a day - to cycle up the virtual equivalent of the famous Alpe d'Huez Tour de France climb 8.5 times. I'm estimating this will be over 12 hours actual riding time - way more than I've ever done before and definitely beyond my comfort zone.

Your support will help me push through the mental and physical barriers to the summit. The money I raise will help fund life-saving research and to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Latest updates

profile picture

Facebook donation



profile picture

Facebook donation




Janet Shepherd



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Simon, quite a feat. At least this way you didn't have altitude sickness to contend with.

profile picture

Facebook donation



profile picture

Facebook donation




Allan & Mairi



+£12.50 Gift Aid

Much respect to you Simon. An amazing effort. Well done! x

Total raised£1,519.71



Facebook donations£1,110.67

With Cancer Research UK Giving Pages more of the money raised goes towards beating cancer sooner. Aside from the credit and debit card fees, every penny donated goes to Cancer Research UK.

All donations made to this page will automatically be transferred to Cancer Research UK.


All Cancer Types

Cancer survival rates have doubled over the past 40 years. Consistent progress is being made but improvements to technology and ground-breaking work offer new opportunities to find different ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and improve survival rates even further. Help Cancer Research UK improve results even faster.