Hello loyal readers! This post is asking for your help. Not help for me, but help for the many victims of Bowel Cancer. You’ve probably worked out by now that I’m a cyclist so it’s no surprise that I’m using my charity days at work to complete a cycle ride from London to Amsterdam. https://mytime.benevity.org/community/fundraiser/view/56
We’ll be supporting Bowel Cancer UK on the ride, with a goal of raising £20,000 total for this great cause between the 10 of us who are riding. We’re very close to hitting this figure too, with the total currently standing at around £16,000. The other logos on the jersey are partner companies who have donated very generously to support the ride and raise as much as we can, so a big thanks to them all, and to the individuals who have already donated.We’ve been training hard over the winter months, with some of the riders never having riden a bike before. The experienced among the group have been helping them to get “up to speed”.
The route is 90 miles on day one up to Harwich and then 50 on day two from Hook of Holland to Amsterdam. We’re expecting this to be around 14-15 hours of cycling as we’ll be averaging around 10 miles per hour. As you can imagine, this presents just as big a challenge to an experienced cyclist as it does someone new to the sport.
If you can spare the money please donate at https://mytime.benevity.org/community/fundraiser/view/56 to support the charity. Not only do 100% of donations go to the charity with no fees taken, but my employer will also generously match your donation 1:1 so your generosity will have double the benefit.
If you see us out riding between London and Amsterdam on Wednesday 5th or Thursday 6th June please give us a wave and a shout. We’ll be in the jerseys shown above so easy to spot!