Bike to the Future 2008
Event: Bike to the Future 2008 - 'Ride around the World'
Team Members: Les Niewiara, Dave Smithson (Smit), Jordanna Pitchford, Simon Gledhill, Trace Allen
£20,730.50 raised of £40,000.00 target
£20,730.50 raised so far
How to make a donation
Donate online at - www.justgiving.com/biketothefuture2008
By mobile internet Scan this code on your smartphone to go straight to Les Niewiara's page.
By text message to donate £10 Text £10
Thank you for visiting the fundraising page of
Bike to the Future 2008 - 'Ride around the World'
in which a whole group of people will be cycling towards the joint targets of 'Riding around the World' (40,000 km) and raising £40,000 towards vital research in order to improve the appalling survival rates for those who are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
The core of Bike to the Future 2008 is a bike ride from London to Krakow (1570 km / 950 miles) from July 24 to August 7 2008 being undertaken by myself, Trace Allen (both pancreatic cancer survivors - and 2 of the 200), Dave Smithson, Jordanna Pitchford and Simon Gledhill.
In addition, throughout the summer there will be many cycling events organised both nationally and internationally, involving adults and schools / youth clubs with the aim of contributing to both the target of 'Riding around the World' and the Fundraisng target.
All involved in these cycling events will also be lending their voices in common support of the aims of the Bike to the Future 2008 which are to:
1) Highlight the appalling survival rates associated with pancreatic cancer - less than 3% surviving more than 5 years after diagnosis. This means that of the 7000 people (alongside myself and Trace) that were diagnosed in 2003, there will be less than 200 of us alive at the end of this year (hence the 2 of 200).
2) Highlight that pancreatic cancer is one of the few cancers where over the last 50 years the chances of those people diagnosed has actually diminished, but still most people have not heard of pancreatic cancer!
3) Focus attention on the need to create a 'united front' of: government, medical practitioners, research institutions, drug companies and charities / fundraisers, to work together to dramatically improve chances of survival for those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
There are many ways in which you can get involved in Bike to the Future 2008 both as a cyclist and /or fundraiser - see the website for details: www.biketothefuture.org.uk
If you want to sponsor online, donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Pancreatic Cancer UK (www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk) will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.
Many thanks for your support.
Les Niewiara & the Bike to the Future 2008 team.
Charity Registration No. 1112708
Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of any cancer. Pancreatic Cancer UK is determined to make a difference by providing support and information to those affected and by raising awareness and funding research. It provides advocacy for patients and families and lobbying to achieve higher priority for pancreatic cancer.
Absolutely incredible - well done
Donation by Barbara Battersby on 12/08/08
Amazing challenge, well done to Simon and team
Donation by Neil & Sue Procter on 12/08/08
Sorry it's after the event but WOO HOO!
Donation by Spangie & Graham on 11/08/08
Well done Trace and Co. Hope you have a great time.
Donation by Patrick Pearce on 11/08/08
Well done everybody!
Donation by Margaret Gledhill on 11/08/08
you lot are mad!! Well done
Donation by Sue and John on 10/08/08
Les and team, just amazing what an achievement
Donation by Pete and Ann on 10/08/08
You are an inspirational guy. Read your story on www and made me feel more positive about my Dad who is booked in for Whipple next week. Thanks
Donation by Laura on 09/08/08
Simon and co : have a safe and fun journey and well done.
Donation by Tad and Nic on 09/08/08
Mega effort fellas. Shame you are just too late to make the selectors eye for the olympics!
Donation by Dave Jones on 09/08/08
Donation by Iain on 08/08/08
Go for it, Trace.
Donation by Keith and Iris on 06/08/08
Good luck but couldn't you have done pole dancing instead of Poland!
Donation by Kevin Duffy on 04/08/08
Good man, Trace. Your helping me keep my motivation to get out on the bike. Hope your enjoying it all.
Donation by Richard Jones on 04/08/08
Go for it Les - crate of Belgian beer for you in la hulpe if you pass nearby? Good luck to you + your inspirational team - keep your bum well padded..
Donation by Alan, Jeannie, Harry + Louise Cross on 03/08/08
Good luck Trace, I hope the weather gets better!
Donation by vickie Le Masurier on 03/08/08
Good Luck Trace and the rest of the team,thinking of you on the long cycle to your final destination,Thinking of you all ,stay well peeps
Donation by Sue Coveney on 02/08/08
Good luck! I hope that it is going well.
Donation by Andy Wright on 01/08/08
Donation by Anne and Chris Gerrard on 31/07/08
Good luck Trace and team!
Donation by Pete & Lucy Egg on 31/07/08
Good Luck Jord, Smit and the gang! Hope your bums arent too sore! xx
Donation by Alison Gerrard on 31/07/08
Good luck Trace - you're riding for a great cause.
Donation by John Needham on 31/07/08
It's all downhill after Belgium.
Donation by Mo & Pink on 29/07/08
All the best Trace and the rest of the team. Daniel passed on your email. Am thinking of you and wishing you well!
Donation by Sally Walker on 26/07/08
Good luck Trace for the rest of your epic journey, hopefully you had a good start to the ride yesterday.
Donation by Tamsyn and Stuart on 26/07/08
- * Online donations£7,933.00
- Offline donations£12,797.50
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£20,730.50
- Gift Aid£1,877.90
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