Over £1,400 has been raised for Community Action Network member Chrysalis as part of the first ever Tour De Trans. 

The brainchild of Paeton and their 17-year-old son Callum, the Tour de Trans was designed to raise awareness of the issues that transgender people face, start positive conversations about gender identity, and raise money for Chrysalis, a small charity that supports transgender, non-binary and questioning people. 

Paeton and Callum before they set off on the Tour de TransAs part of the epic challenge, Paeton and Callum cycled the length of Britain, clocking up over 80 miles each day. The pair started on 13 August in Land’s End and headed north via locations including Weymouth, Southampton, Oxford, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Inverness. Overcoming challenges including broken bikes and torrential rain, the two completed the incredible ride to arrive triumphant in John O’Groats on 26 August. 

Along the way, Paeton and Callum stopped to meet with members of the LGBT+ community, along with other charities and community groups, taking the opportunity to discuss the issues facing transgender and questioning people, and promote positivity. 

Hannah Rees, Partnerships Development Officer at Community Action Network said: ‘This fantastic challenge has not only raised funds for Chrysalis, but has also started some important conversations about gender identity and the issues facing the transgender community. Huge congratulations to Paeton and Callum for their amazing achievement.’ 

To donate to the Tour de Trans, visit Paeton and Callum's GoFundMe page