- Sponsored bike ride for Bone Cancer Research Trust – please help.
I may have mentioned in the past that my husband had bone cancer and had to have his arm amputated. And I may also have mentioned that he's been back on his bike and doing pretty well.
Well next on his hit list is a bike ride from Wetherby to Filey.
I understand it is a fairly common ride and at 60-ish miles (depending on the route) it's not a real gut buster but me, him and 2 of my colleagues will be doing this ride in October and would be most grateful if any of you would like to sponsor us in aid of Bone Cancer Research Trust.
Any and all donations would be much appreciated, however small.
Please visit our sponsorship page where there are more details:
(We are not necessarily doing it over 2 days, it depends how we get on and how Julian's wrist holds up – we are just allowing 2 days to do it.)
Have checked with the mods it's okay to post this. Thanks to them for saying yes and to you for reading.Posted 8 years ago
By way of a progress report, we broke the 30 mile barrier yesterday. We both fared okay apart from comedy tan lines and sore bums. So, yesterdays lesson – we need new shorts and/or saddles. Better to find out now than 30 miles into the big ride, I guess.
Another lesson? White cycling jerseys and mud do not mix. Well, they do, but forever. 😉
Thanks to everyone who has sponsored us so far and it would be cool if anyone else would like to add to our total so far.Posted 8 years ago
Hi folks. Sorry to bother you again, but the ride is fast approaching (oh boy!) so I thought I would just ask again in case anyone missed this first time round or had intended to donate later. Thank you all for donating/reading our updates.
And for your viewing pleasure, we have been practising at altitude… (yes, he IS wearing lycra!!) 😉
Posted 8 years ago
Thanks to everyone who's sponsored us so far – especially those who've done that for Mark (petesgaff) and Meg, in lieu of (or in addition to) a wedding drink/present. You're all fantastic and it's choking me up every time I get another notification to say someone has donated… We're at 86% of our target of £2000.
I can't believe the ride is a week tomorrow.
J's bike is broken and back at the local bike shop so I hope it's fixed in time (I am sure it will be, they are great and haves helped him loads in getting him back on his bike!)
We'll let you know when we've finished – expect a full write up…Posted 8 years ago
Phew, we've done it. I can honestly say it was the most (physically) difficult thing either of us has ever done. J surpassed himself, getting up all the hills ahead of most of us.
Best of all though – with your and everyone elses kind donations we've not only reached our target of £2000 but surpassed it quite convincingly.
I don't think I will ever ride that dar again (it finished up being 70 miles bang on) but there's not one hill in the peak district that I fear now, which is a big thing for me to say because I really feared hills 'before'.
Anyway, thanks again and the page is still open for donations if anyone was waiting to make sure they got their moneys worth out of us… 😉
Over and out.
xxxPosted 8 years ago
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