With a few bike tours under my belt, and mileage clocked up I am no stranger to long distance cycling. Three years ago I naively cycled London to Paris on a 70s racer (public transport needed at the end due to wrong turn) in denim shorts and no chamois cream. My squeaky vintage bike then carried me 450km along the Santiago De Compostela where it finally broke down and the wheels no longer turned. Since then I have completed trips in the rolling hills of Tuscany and through the epic scenes of Morocco. The Prudential London to Surrey 100 will be another ride to add to my UK jaunts, except with a difference; I am doing it for a greater cause.
Why have I decided to get on the saddle and find space to pedal with another 25k cyclists?
100 miles will be my longest distance to date in one day so this is a personal feat to go alongside raising money for the number one killer – Cancer. A disease which has been the cause of death for close family members and also family members for close friends. Some are still fighting and with your help, they will win. I have seen the effects of cancer, not just the sadness but also how it creates a community to fight it and beat it. By 2034 the ambition of Cancer Research is to see 3 in 4 cancer patients survive, an ambition I want to be part of.
‘But where will my money go?’ I hear you question?
• For every £1 donated, 80p is used to beat cancer (the remaining 20p goes towards raising funds for the future).
• All these 80p’s have seen the cancer survival rate double over the last 40 years
• Every penny allows scientists to get closer to finding a cure
Cancer is happening right now, which is why I’m raising money right now for Cancer Research UK. Donate to my page today and help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
Donating through this page is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with Cancer Research UK.this will be the longest distance I have done in one day,
A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO YOU ALL!