My name is Trevor O'Donnell and I'm a 20 year old cyclist from Barrie, Ontario. This year was my third season racing cyclocross. I have made many accomplishments this season including a 3rd place at Cyclocross Nationals that was held in Sherbrooke Quebec. With this result as well as my 12th place finish at the Pan Am Continental Championships I have again qualified myself for a spot at the Christmas Cross Camp and a start at the 2016/2017 Cyclocross World Championships in Europe! Last year I attended this camp and it was an amazing experience! I learned a lot while racing with the best in the world and improved on so many of my cyclocross skills. This year with some better knowledge and legs, I’m very excited to see how I will perform!
My flight is booked for the 20th of December where I will be flying straight to Brussels, Belgium. From there we will be staying at a house that Team Canada has booked in a small town outside the city in Tielt- Winge. We will be staying here until January 2nd where we will be racing all over Belgium. Here is a schedule of the races we will be doing:
23-Dec Super Prestige Diegem
26-Dec Zolder World Cup
29-Dec Bpost Bank Trofee Azencross Loenhout
30-Dec Versluys CX Bredene
01-Jan Bpost Bank Trofee GP Sven Nys Baal
After these races we will have two weeks of quality training in Tuscany, Italy!
Next we will be travelling back to Belgium for the following two races, including the World Championships in Luxembourg;
22-Jan Hoogerheide World Cup
29-Jan Bieles World Championships
As many of you know cyclocross is not yet an Olympic sport, therefore no funding is provided from the government to Cycling Canada for this project. This is fully self funded by the athlete. I have been doing my best to save for this trip but I am still struggling to find the rest of the funds for this amazing project. So I am reaching out and asking for any extra support to help assist me with this great opportunity.
Here is a list of the approximate fees involved:
Flight round trip: $1200 plus bag fees
Christmas Camp: $1100 plus food costs
Italy housing: $500 plus food costs
Worlds Camp: $900 plus food costs
All donations of any denomination will be greatly appreciated!
Donations can be securely made through this page or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your time.
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