John Knight

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Hi, I have the honour and absolute pleasure of being the first and to date only none Jewish participant in this event. My prime role here is to support my fellow participant Yacov Bakst to both complete the ride and maximize his sponsorship. That said, I am also extremely keen to complete this challange and raise as much sponsorship for this fantastic cause as I possibly can in my own name whilst supporting Yacov to do so in his.

I first met Yacov just over 6 months ago in my role as a support worker with Mencap. Yacov was aware that I cycled a little and he was keen for the two of us to get out for a ride when I was on the rota to support him.

I am so proud of Yacov he has gone from riding a couple of km, struggling up a slight incline in the wrong gear, to riding 70 km climbing some steep hills, alas sometimes still in the wrong gear. This is a blessing in disguise as it allows my 61 year old body to catch up with him. Yacov and I are in total agreement we are going to train hard so we can enjoy the actual day. This of course is easy to say but not quite so easy to achieve.

If there any rich philanthropists out there at a loose end as to what to do with their spare millions please consider sponsoring Yacov Bakst and John Knight - it is money going to a great cause. 

Yacov has told me some 6 months ago he was joking with his mother saying how much he would love to take part in the KEF challenge, it was simply a dream that he thought he would never fufill, here we are today ready to make his dream come true,

Thank you for the opportunity, we will not let you or our sponsors down, John

KEF is a Jewish, London-based, non-profit, voluntary organisation dedicated to offering friendship and fun to children, teens and young adults with special needs and disabilities throughout the UK. KEF provides out-of-school activities, recreational events, residential trips and sleep-away camps.


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Amount Date Sponsor Comment
£22.50 29/05/2019 marie toward Hope it went well

x ML and Andy
£12.50 29/05/2019 Susan Johnson Well done John, massive achievement
£12.50 26/05/2019 John Knight To KEF from me for the wonderful food
£12.50 26/05/2019 Anonymous You’ve reached your fundraising target so now it’s the easy bit?!?
£18.00 26/05/2019 Anonymous Howay Johnny boy
£18.75 26/05/2019 Stuart Knight Go brother.
£25.00 26/05/2019 Anonymous All the best dearest John. Love A&A xx
£62.50 25/05/2019 Anonymous Good Luck John! You’re an inspiration and we’re all very proud of you. Lots of Love Courtney, John, Presley & Hugo xXx
£6.25 24/05/2019 Anonymous Have a great time from Amanda (Ali’s workmate)
£12.50 24/05/2019 Alison Collins Go Johnny go Johnny go go go!
From Jonny
£62.50 24/05/2019 Anonymous To my best friend John. It is great to be able to help you to help others. It is usually you helping me, good luck and Gods speed. Mariusz.
£18.00 24/05/2019 Anonymous You are the BEST, John!
£62.50 24/05/2019 kate knight good luck dad, very proud!
£25.00 23/05/2019 Lisa Shepherd
£10.00 23/05/2019 Anonymous Came across your message and it spoke to me, so here's a small donation!
£25.00 23/05/2019 Lynne Hedley Hero ... go John. Have a fantastic ride and enjoy.
£62.50 21/05/2019 Carolyn Carr
£12.50 21/05/2019 Karen Beattie
£36.00 21/05/2019 Benjamin Cowen Good luck with the ride
£6.25 20/05/2019 Anonymous Good luck to both of you though, I'm pretty sure it has less to do with luck & more to do with sheer hard work & determination.

Ride like the wind.
£18.75 20/05/2019 Tom Hirst Good luck John!
£3.00 17/05/2019 Avrohom Adler Thanx for working with my good friend!!!!
Avrohom Adler
£12.50 14/05/2019 Alison Collins Good luck John from Eileen and Bob
£10.00 08/05/2019 SD Wittler John,
Thank you for your incredible support for Yakov and for seeing this ride through with all the details!
You are an inspiration to the rest of us!
£10.00 07/05/2019 Aryeh Spitzer thanks for being such a great companion for Yaacov
£3.00 07/05/2019 Anonymous Family K wishes you and Yaakov best of luck in quest, and continued success in your wonderful work! (Gateshead)
£3.00 06/05/2019 Anonymous We appreciate your devotion to Yakov. Wishing you a successful ride. From Yakov cousin across the road.
£62.50 20/04/2019 Clare Butcher What an experience on so many levels. Well done on helping Yacov with this life changing work. Keep smiling and remember to enjoy yourself :)
£180.00 15/04/2019 Anonymous True hero!!!!
Wishing you and Yacov the best of luck.

A supporter and counsellor of Kef.
£15.63 01/04/2019 Gavin Gorman
£12.50 01/04/2019 Anonymous Ride like the wind
£20.00 27/03/2019 Anonymous
£20.00 21/03/2019 Ursina Schmid GO JOHN!!!
£12.50 15/03/2019 Edmund Knight
£25.00 15/03/2019 David Clarke
£12.50 14/03/2019 MARY TULLY Best of luck, John!
£18.75 14/03/2019 kate knight from a client of Kate's Joshua Wilson
£12.50 11/03/2019 Marshal Laverick
£12.50 10/03/2019 Marco Michelini
£12.50 06/03/2019 Anonymous I hope you and Yakov have a great time
£10.00 06/03/2019 Joanne Fielding
£18.75 06/03/2019 Peter Wallace
£5.00 06/03/2019 DY Rosenberg Enjoy the ride with Yacov. Good luck in training!
£6.25 05/03/2019 john knight
£6.25 04/03/2019 Karim Abbas Good luck .. enjoy
£31.25 02/03/2019 Alison Collins I hope you and Yakov have a great ride.