CDF thanks cycling musician for fundraising efforts

‘Stand up, barefoot, un-classical guitarrist’ Richard Durrant(link is external) has spent much of the last few months travelling around England and Scotland by bicycle, carrying his touring equipment with him in panniers and a trailer, and spreading the joy of music and cycling.

In 2014, his ‘Cycling Music’ tour(link is external) raised funds for the Norwich based Big C charity, and this year he chose to raise funds for the Cyclists’ Defence Fund. A percentage from ticket proceeds was donated and £360 was raised in total.

CDF is immensely grateful to Richard for the funds he raised and for raising awareness of the charity from Sussex to Skye.

Richard says he ‘made a big point of telling each audience about CDF’ and also spoke about the organisation in various radio interviews throughout the tour.

During a stint in London towards the end of his long line of gigs, three cyclists were killed and one was critically injured. Richard also witnessed the aftermath of a cycling crash where a man was lying unconscious in the road, having been hit from behind on a dual carriageway. Richard said that after this experience he re-doubled his efforts to stay safe on his bike and spread the word about CDF and the support it provides cyclists across the UK.

Richard will appear on the Wilderness Stage at the Wilderness Festival(link is external) in Oxfordshire on 8th August. Make sure to catch him if you’re there!

For more information about Richard and future gigs, check out his website – is external)

If you are interested in fundraising for CDF, please send an email to

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