Having told everyone, I guess I should announce my charity ride on my website too!
From Sunday 12 August, a friend (Dan) and I will be cycling 1000km over 7 days, in memory of my dad, and Dan’s mum who were lost to cancer. We will be starting in Newquay, Cornwall and criss-crossing the country until we reach Lincoln, Lincolnshire on Saturday 19 August.
We chose this route because it goes through all the English military bases my dad was stationed when he was in the RAF (the wife said a trip to Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean was out of the budget), and where Dan was stationed whilst serving in the British Army.
We are raising money for three important charities:
- Cancer Research UK – to help fund research so patients and their families don’t have to go through the pain of terminal cancer diagnosis.
- SSAFA – who support service personnel and their families (Dan’s choice)
- RAF Benevolent Fund – who do the same for RAF families (Marcus’ choice)
If you can spare a couple of quid, any donations would be gratefully received. We are funding the trip, so all money goes to charity. It helps us to keep turning the pedals knowing we’ve raised loads of money. Thanks.