Our friend, Russell Irving, got the shock diagnosis of Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia just a couple of weeks ago. He is now undergoing Chemotherapy and treatment at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford on a very regular basis.
So, I'm going to cycle 300 miles in September to raise money for Cancer Research (and Maggie's but more on that later). I could have gone for 6 fifty-mile rides in the beautiful Cotswolds, but in solidarity with Russell, I've decided to cycle from our home to the Churchill and back every weekday in September. If I need to take a break for any reason, I'll make up the miles with a ride at the weekend. By the end of the month, I'll have completed The Cancer Research UK Cycle 300.
Too many people around us are getting Cancer and Jules and I want to help fund research into prevention and cures.
Prevention and cures are necessary but people like Russell and his family also need help, support and advice when they get a Cancer diagnosis and that's where Maggie's step in. Maggie's Oxford is right next door to the Churchill and offers the best possible support, free to anyone with cancer and their families. I know if I got a diagnosis, I'd need Maggie’s and the people who work there. So, for every £1 donated to this site Jules and I will donate £1 to Maggie's Oxford (up to £300).
If you want to join me on the ride, I’ll leave Cumnor at 0715 each weekday (text me to let me know you want to come).
On the last Sunday in September (the 27th), I’ll be leaving at 0830 and would love to have a load of people join me. The plan is to cycle to the Churchill / Maggie’s and back and then come back to mine for a bacon butty and a cuppa. Quoting Russell “The final ride at the end of September will give me something to aim for – to be there in some form, not riding though”. At the very least we can do a ride by Russell’s house! (we’ll be following Covid rules).
Every penny makes a huge difference to vital Cancer Research and to those who need Maggie's support.
If you'd prefer to give to Maggie's Oxford you can visit my other fundraising page: http://www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/Maggie300
Dig deep people, really deep! Make a donation.