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JOB DONE!!! We started the ride at 2pm on Saturday 2nd July 2011. Thanks to Hertz for generously supplying a hire car to get us to the start line (and back at the end).. We rode in boiling sunshine along the Cornish Coast to St Ives where Kevin had a puncture!...

We cycled hard each day, averaging about 95miles a day. We had no support so carried all the gear we needed. By day 8 we reached Glenn Coe in the Scottish Highlands. What a stunning days cycling.. 112 miles from Alexandria (just above Glasgow) right over the mountains and down to east of fort William. We had pretty good luck with the weather, following the weather front which disrupted the golf at Inverness but never actually getting into it.

Finally reached John O Groats at 13.45hrs Tuesday 12th July.

We had no mechanical problems except Kevins early flatty and a few broken spokes due to Kevins exuberant hill climbing technique (big gear, standing on the pedals and engaging wharp drive).

We had no injuries or discomfort. It was an amazing journey.

Thankyou to everyone who has supported us and who has given so generously. I know that Mark Kenealy is very touched by the whole thing.

Please continue to give so we can reach our target of £3000.00..

 

THE COUNT DOWN HAS STARTED>> WE LEAVE ON SATURDAY 2nd JULY 2011 ON THIS EPIC CHALLENGE. PLEASE SUPPORT US..

My name is Graham Finney. I am a Police Officer with 26years service. I work on a small unit investigating organised crime.

I became friends with a colleague who also served on the team. He always had a great out look on life and worked really hard.. These are his words..

 

‘’I'm Mark Kenealy, a 49 year old regular family guy who was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in June 2008, I had a few toilet troubles prior to diagnosis that my GP recognised, sending me for specialist testing and diagnosis. The rollercoaster of life with cancer means constant treatments which have changed my life in so many ways. Three years on and Chemotherapy is hopefully doing its best to stop its progression.  It's a good thing for me to continue to raise awareness of the disease and I wonder how many people who read these few words are even aware of a PSA test or that Prostate Cancer is diagnosed 37,000 times a year in the UK. I am one of 250,000 living with the disease, incredible figures for such an unknown disease’’.

 

Mark is battling this horrible disease, but has sadly had to retire due to his declining health.

 

He is an absolute inspiration and has retained his wicked sense of humour and solid out look.

 

Despite his appalling illness Mark is dedicating as much of his time as possible to working with the Prostate Cancer Charity. His treatment is extremely harsh and leaves him exhausted for days. Despite this he remains extraordinarily cheerful and full of enthusiasm.

 

I decided to do some thing to raise awareness of the disease and the charity, as well as cash for Prostate Cancer. As a result I promised Mark that I would cycle 1000 miles from Lands End to John O Groats. I am doing it with a friend, Kevin Hanner..

  

Kevin Hanner... ‘I am currently employed as Operations Manager of City Reach Health Services, a primary health care provider for the homeless and other hard to reach groups across Norwich. With a history of working in frontline health services I can not speak highly enough of the work carried out by the prostate cancer charity and the highly valuable support they provide.  

I previously cycled from JOG to LE in 2005, but am keen to see what it looks like going the other way and I am hoping that my daily commute up Grapes Hill will prepare me for the Lake District and the Scottish Highlands. If it qualifies as a mountain stage in the Tour of Britain it is good enough for me’’.

 

We are doing the ride unsupported and in ten days. I am sure that it will be tough, but if this endeavour raises a few quid for research and support for the Prostate Cancer Charity, then it will easily be worth it.

 

Please support Kevin and me, and Mark.. you are an inspiration.

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Raising money for

PROSTATE CANCER UK

PROSTATE CANCER UK

Charity Registration No. 1005541 and in Scotland (SC039332)

Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. We find answers by funding ground-breaking research, we lead change by raising the profile of the disease and improving care. And we support men by providing vital information and services.

Donations 131

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Well done from all at The City Club Norwich, fund raising event organised by Vic Miller.

Donation by Victor Miller on 29/08/11

£520.00

+ £130.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Kev.

Donation by Chris Cubitt on 05/08/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done boys!

Donation by Margaret Watson on 04/08/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done! Mark K is my uncle.

Donation by Jack Ashby on 28/07/11

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Incredible achievement!

Donation by Bernadine Brewer on 26/07/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 25/07/11

£65.00

+ £16.25 Gift Aid

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Well done Kevin and Graham You're brilliant!

Donation by Elizabeth Stacey on 19/07/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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well done Kevin and Graeham XX

Donation by wendy kelf on 19/07/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well Done

Donation by David Wye on 18/07/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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well done ,a great effort for a very great cause x

Donation by jill gardham on 17/07/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by anonymous on 16/07/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Mrs P Miller on 16/07/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Fat Boy! Well done, we are proud of you. An amazing achievement and a great cause! Love u, Slapster Wild and family. XXX

Donation by joanne Wild on 15/07/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Fantastic! Well done! :)

Donation by margaret Hawkins on 15/07/11

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Well done

Donation by Jill Moore on 15/07/11

£30.00

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Well done!

Donation by Adele & Dave on 14/07/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Kevin well done Jean Whipps

Donation by Jean Whipps on 14/07/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done, lads...

Donation by Mark Adeney on 14/07/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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well done, wish I was there Doris ans David

Donation by doris lambert on 13/07/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Congrats on your epic achievement! x

Donation by Victoria Wray on 13/07/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done George. We are all prud of you!!!!

Donation by Anonymous on 13/07/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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A supreme effort, congratulations on your success!! Thank you to everyone on behalf of the PCC, just brilliant.

Donation by mark kenealy on 12/07/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Congrats to you both. An epic effort for the most worthy of causes! Fancy going again next year? Might join you :)

Donation by JK on 12/07/11

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Mary Dun on 12/07/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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well done mate tremendous effort

Donation by barry tomlinson on 12/07/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,175.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,175.00
  • Gift Aid£726.57

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