This September, before the end of the month, I will bike my ass off to help Cancer Research UK kick cancer in the ass.
Many have encountered cancer in some way already and for those of you that haven't: It's devastating, it's heart-wrenching and you wouldn't wish it upon your worst enemy.
The challenge: Cycle 300
That's me cycling 300miles in September. Let's be honest: miles are a ridiculous form of measurement. I am all about the metric system (as was my father) which makes this 482.8km... so I'll bump that up to 500km.
I've set my target up to £500 making it £1/km. The average biking speed for females in the UK is 20km/h. 20km/hr at £1/km makes an hourly rate of £20/hr. That's nothing, come on friends make me proud - be generous and make my biking even more helpful per km! (I could also just bike faster for a better rate but Cancer UK is trying to kick Cancer in the ass- so that argument won’t cut it!)
I am excited about this opportunity because thanks to my irresponsible youth and the injuries that followed, I am unable to participate in all of those half-marathons everyone else raves about and fundraises for. Now here is something I can do quite well to help support a cause that means a lot to me.
I'll be thinking about my father every kilometre I bike. He fought cancer like a flippin’ superhero for 3 years, but ultimately died of it in 2008. On Sept 12, I'll bike 76km in celebration of what would’ve been his 76 birthday.