On the 12th of April 2020, despite the modifications needed due to COVID-19 I completed the 100km ride, from our garden in Battersea thanks to a turbo trainer and some clever tech from RGT Cycling whon recreated my actual route, hills and all, for me to ride remotely on the day.
The ride was completed in 5 hours and 3 minutes
I want to say a huge thank you for all the support… the fundraising total is still rising and my hope is in September, for Organ Donation Awareness Week, we may be able to reorganise a more social riding effort so… watch this space!
A few bits of coverage about the ride:
A 100km bike ride between Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge and Royal Brompton Hospital, London.
On the 12th April 2020.
On the 14th of April 2017 my life was saved, due to a double lung transplant, and thanks to my donor.
In memory of him, and in an effort to raise money for the two hospitals who have kept me alive both before and after my transplant; Papworth and The Royal Brompton.
To do this, on Sunday 12th of April 2020, I will be undertaking the challenge of cycling between Papworth Hospital (Cambridge) and The Brompton Hospital (London).
The ride, around 70 miles / 100 km, will be a huge challenge both physically and mentally but I hope will raise funds for these charities which are incredibly close to my heart as well as highlighting the huge impact organ donation can have and the importance of people registering their wishes.
Want to get involved?
Please donate if you are able to support in any way at http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lungaversaryride
If you’re interested in joining in on the ride please drop me an email at email@example.com to be included in planning updates on the lead up to the day
Whether you can support or not financially please take 5 minutes to register your wishes (www.organdonation.nhs.uk) and talk them through with your loved ones.
Thank you x
Given the current global situation I have had to update my initial plans. It’s important for me to do at least some form of challenge, if at all possible, as planned on the 12th so please do keep supporting…
Due to government advice to shield within my home as I am within the 1.5 million people classed as extremely venerable I will now be doing this challenge from our (small Battersea) garden.
Using a turbo trainer, and some clever tech, I will ride the 100km intended, hills and all… just remotely.
I will be live streaming some of the ride, and sharing pics and updates along the way so please interact and support to keep me going!
My hope is I can then organise a more communal ride later in the year, maybe in September for Organ Donation Awareness Week, when hopefully the Coronavirus risk has been removed.
Should others wish to take part in a ride, either in real life if its safe for you to do so or like me in an adapted way, please do so and keep helping me fundraise for two amazing causes ♥️
You can also follow me @nowwhatcanieat where more information will follow, or check back here for updates)
*With huge thanks to Townsends Light Blue Cycle Centre who have generously lent me a bike to train on and for the ride