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Ifor's daftly long motorcycle ride on a terrible old bike...

Having survived both Hodgkin's and Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (I was greedy!) 10 years ago then it about time I did something very silly to raise much needed funds for Cancer Research.

Longest Day Up 2019
3 Apr 2019 - 3 Apr 2020

A member of Longest Day Up 2019

In memory of

Everyone fighting and who has fought this *&%$*&^% disease.

Ifor's daftly long motorcycle ride on a terrible old bike...

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Ifor Bielecki

Total raised

£880.00

+ £157.50 Gift Aid

44 Complete
44% of £2,000.00 target

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Story

The Long Day Down (now Up) challenge started 7 years ago when a bunch of lunatics from the Performance Bikes Magazine Forum decided that simply riding from one end of the country to another in a day wasn't hard enough, they would also do it on bikes that cost no more than £300...

This is something of a challenge as even finding a running bike for that amount is seriously hard work, let alone one that will pass an MOT and be suitable to do 1000 miles in 24hrs...

I have decided to compete in the "not a race" this year and raise funds for the very research that saved my life.

I was diagnosed with Lymphoma 3 weeks before my wife and I got married back in 2007, it was somewhat bad timing!
However, with the help of the amazing Docs and Nurses of the NHS and in particular the wonderful teams at Monklands Hospital in Airdrie and the Beatson in Glasgow, a year and a bit later, it was all gone and life could resume.

I was very fortunate to be able to get the full gamut of treatments available at the time, including monoclonal anti-bodies, various types of chemo (R-CHOP, R-DHAP and BEAM if you are interested) and a stem-cell transplant.

These treatments are only available because of the astonishing work carried out by the researchers and scientists of organisations like Cancer Research.

Cancer still kills far too many people and we need to do what we can to help reduce that in the future and strive to end the scourge of cancer.

We owe it to our kids and all future generations to do what we can, so please dig deep!

Latest updates

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Ifor Bielecki

2019-05-20T15:36:29+00:00

So a bit of an update and it's not a great one. Unfortunately, it has been discovered that I've had a relapse of my friendly neighbourhood lymphoma... This is a bit of a pain and means I start radiotherapy soon. Double unfortunately, this means I'm going to have to drop out from the ride, as I'll be getting zapped on the same day and the one after, so I cannot physically take part. Sorry everyone, but the plan is to do it next year!

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Alan Brook

2019-05-03T22:21:00+00:00

£50.00

Ifor - Sue and I always knew you were slightly daft, but we love you and wish you no breakdowns for this crazy stunt!
We want you back Friday nights!

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Marlenet Anderson

2019-04-25T16:52:44+00:00

£50.00

+£12.50 Gift Aid

Good for you, Ifor Hope it goes well.

S

Si's Auntie Margie

2019-04-25T13:40:24+00:00

£10.00

Good luck!

J

John Howell

2019-04-25T08:43:18+00:00

£50.00

+£12.50 Gift Aid

Good luck with this one Ifor.

A

Andrew Harrower

2019-04-25T08:07:33+00:00

£100.00

+£25.00 Gift Aid

Go for it Ifor

Total raised£880.00

Online£880.00

Offline£0.00

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Story

The Long Day Down (now Up) challenge started 7 years ago when a bunch of lunatics from the Performance Bikes Magazine Forum decided that simply riding from one end of the country to another in a day wasn't hard enough, they would also do it on bikes that cost no more than £300...

This is something of a challenge as even finding a running bike for that amount is seriously hard work, let alone one that will pass an MOT and be suitable to do 1000 miles in 24hrs...

I have decided to compete in the "not a race" this year and raise funds for the very research that saved my life.

I was diagnosed with Lymphoma 3 weeks before my wife and I got married back in 2007, it was somewhat bad timing!
However, with the help of the amazing Docs and Nurses of the NHS and in particular the wonderful teams at Monklands Hospital in Airdrie and the Beatson in Glasgow, a year and a bit later, it was all gone and life could resume.

I was very fortunate to be able to get the full gamut of treatments available at the time, including monoclonal anti-bodies, various types of chemo (R-CHOP, R-DHAP and BEAM if you are interested) and a stem-cell transplant.

These treatments are only available because of the astonishing work carried out by the researchers and scientists of organisations like Cancer Research.

Cancer still kills far too many people and we need to do what we can to help reduce that in the future and strive to end the scourge of cancer.

We owe it to our kids and all future generations to do what we can, so please dig deep!

Cause

Understanding cancer

Understanding the fundamental biology underpinning cancer is vital for finding cures sooner. Cancer Research UK is a world leader in finding out what makes cancer start, grow and spread. Help fund researchers to discover ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer more effectively.