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On 13th October 2012 thirty cyclists left Axminster in Devon and rode 769 miles to the Slow Food Salone del Gusto festival in Turin, Italy, in memory of Philippa Corbin. We rode to raise awareness of depression and raise funds for two charities.

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SRTT raise over £50,000!

The accountant (my dad) has been busy at work since our return from Turin banking cash & cheques and making the books add up…..and now we’ve got to the bottom line, I’m delighted to announce that Slow Ride to Turin has raised to date over £50,000 in donations alone (i.e. NOT including money from our sponsors or gift aid).

This includes 673 seperate donations on our charity Giving page (http://www.charitygiving.co.uk/slowridetoturin) and hundreds more offline donations.

This is truly fantastic and a reflection of so many peoples efforts in promoting SRTT and raising awareness of depression. So thank you for your support, encouragement, sponsorship and lovely messages.

I have always said however, that it’s not all about the money and that we want to raise awareness of depression and get people talking more openly about this delicate topic. And I really feel that this has happened – maybe it’s quite localised, but I feel there’s a ripple of people starting to talk and helping each other…