I’ve entered a cycling challenge this September 2019. Ride Across Britain takes me well out of my comfort zone and is a genuine challenge requiring many months of training. Before entering, I’d cycled over 100 miles in one day just once. This challenge is 109 mile/day every day for 9 days to go from Land’s End to John o’Groats, and 52885 feet of ascent. That’s like 9 back to back hilly marathons.
Originally I entered this event for the challenge. Then, given the effort it will take, I thought “I can also use this to raise money for two causes than mean something to me”. These are: the Bethan Roper Trust for Refugees and Maggie’s. I’m after your money! My modest target is £2 for every mile I cycle, which is £980 to each. You can give to just one or, even better, both causes. Thank you in advance. More details are on each of the links below.
Maggie’s [Cancer] centre in Swansea has been a great help to our friends Martin and Anne as Martin’s cancer progressed. Martin died on 30 March 2019. A wonderful guy who enriched so many people’s lives, including ours. Please go here to donate.
In memory of Bethan Roper who was killed in a train accident in December 2018, the Trust aims to continue her work, helping others. Please go here to donate.