4 weeks ago, my younger brother finally lost his 6 year battle with bowel/liver cancer.
He was 36.
We're all having a tough time getting used to life without him, but we're getting there.
He was a keen cyclist, and did a London-2-Paris run with a mate just over a year ago, between Chemo courses.
This was to raise money for a research fund run by his surgeon, at UCH hospital's colorectal unit.
Before it became obvious he wasn't going to pull through, he had been talking about cycling from London to Snowdon, then climbing Snowdon.
About 6-8 of us have pretty much decided to do this next summer in his memory, and to try and raise a decent amount of cash for the research fund.
We are all either keen cyclists, or fairly active in other sports, so I don't think the physical side is going to present any huge problems, providing we train hard.
Between this and a few other activities I'd like to try and raise 100k (we've already made almost 10k from Funeral donations, and a few lads doing 'movember' in his memory)
Has anyone ever organized anything like this before? I know Social Media has made it a lot easier to connect with people, but still want to try and make the most of this opportunity.
Any tips, hints or similar stories would be appreciated.