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Vivian Vallance

Vivian's Cycle 300 Giving Page

Total raised


+ £221.50 Gift Aid

359%% Complete
359% of the £300.00 target

My Story

Thank you for visiting my Cancer Research UK Cycle 300 page. This June, 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 for life-saving research and help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Every penny makes a huge difference to vital cancer research so please show your support with a donation to my page. I am riding in the memory of 2 Dad's of similar age to me, Mat Clark and Aman Sumal, both with young families, who lost their battle with brain cancer either side of the pandemic. Brain Cancer kills more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, yet just 1 percent of national spend on cancer research had been allocated to this devastating disease. So this was my spur to take up Cycle 300 and my plan was to cycle to my employer's 3 main depots in South Mimms, Leatherhead and Dartford. What's motivated to me keep going during the rides, which have steadily got longer as the days have run down, has been thinking about many dear family, friends and colleagues who have been affected by cancer and what they have had to go through with rounds of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other treatments. My pain in the saddle is nothing compared to theirs, and this was the greatest motivator, even when I was completely spent on my first ride to Leatherhead on 1st June. So with 160 miles still to be done, if you able to sponsor me to reach the 300 mile target I'd be so grateful. So after yesterday's (29th June) marathon ride of North Harrow to Essex Point in Purfleet, followed by being picked up by the cycle service, which takes you across the bridge, I then road back on the south side of the Thames finishing my ride at Marylebone. I wish I could have made it all the way back to Harrow, but it was getting very late. Still one more day to go. June is my favourite month of the year and this year I have decided to extend June for a few days into July! Nothing to do with still needing to do a few miles to complete the Cycle 300 of course! But on that note there are still a few miles to be done, thankfully weather is looking promising this afternoon and evening, so for my final ride I am riding across North London to Enfield Lock and the top of the Lea Valley, riding south down the Lea Valley, past the Olympic Park to the Thames, then along the North Bank to Central London and back to Harrow via the nature loving Grand Union Canal. Ride completed at 21.30 on 3rd July, 239 miles in last 7 days was a record several times over; I loved it and am so much fitter and happier! Thanks for visiting my page.


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