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John Murdy

John's Cycle 300 Fundraising Page

Total raised


+ £148.75 Gift Aid

220%% Complete
220% of the £400.00 target

My Story

Thank you for visiting my Cancer Research UK Cycle 300 page. This September, before the end of the month, I will complete 300 miles on my bike for Cancer Research UK. I will be pedalling harder than ever because I want to raise money in memory of family members lost to cancer and to thank all those who have helped my wife Sally through her cancer treatments and others close to me. My challenge will take in the Northern and Southern Lancashire cycle routes which will be a challenge in the own rights. Every penny makes a huge difference to vital cancer research so please show your support with a donation to my page. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Week 1 an eventful week. First ride from Preston to the Crook of Lune (48.8 miles). Ride went well until 40 miles in when my chain snapped. Fortunately a fellow cyclist helped me get the bike back on the road and I finished the ride. Back home it was clear that my bike had taken extensive damage to the drive train. Good job I have a second bike :-) My second ride took place on Friday and I covered 43.3 miles around West Lancashire, this took in Eccelston, Appley Bridge, Aughton, Martin Mere and Croston. The ride was tough with a strong West / North Westerly wind. The last ride of the week was an early morning 17.9 mile leg easier, a loop from Preston to Inskip and back. Now planing my rides for week 2!! Well week 2+ is complete and I have crossed the finishing line having completed 305.92 miles and climbed 15,500 feet. This has included cycling the whole of the North Lancashire cycle route (NCN 90) and half of the South Lancashire cycle route (NCN 91), this route I elected not to complete as it transited an area of high covid infections. So I decided to cycle from Preston over the Trough of Bowland and back as a suitable alternative. Now 300 miles is completed I will continue cycling and see how many miles I can complete for the whole of September. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Well 30th September as arrived wet and windy, so with 450 miles and 20,000 feet of climbing in the bag I have decided that that is a good place to finish. I have explored many areas of the Lancashire and West Yorkshire countryside which I have never been to before and have taken on some hilly terrain that at times have pushed me to my limits. However, I have thoroughly enjoyed every second and feel privileged that I have been able to raise a sum of money I never thought I would in my wildest dreams. Thank you for all who have donated; your support has been very much appreciated.


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