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.
Raising money for
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.
In memory of Rossy, lost to pancreatic cancer in 2004, aged only 27! Good luck to a fantastic cause - I'll have to dig out my rusty old bike!!
Donation by Sam Jones on 25/07/08
good luck - please say a prayer for my brother Chris
Donation by yvonne on 25/07/08
Good luck from all of us in Worthing (Sandra (Jim's wife)Hasting's cousin and family)
Donation by Mandy Hubbard on 25/07/08
an example to us all - maybe I should get sponsored to learn how to ride a bike!!!
Donation by Sue Ballard on 24/07/08
An example to all that follow.. thinking of you
Donation by Ross Carter on 24/07/08
Wishing you a memorable time
Donation by The Duvalls on 24/07/08
Pack the Ravioli !
Donation by Bryan S on 24/07/08
Donation by Sharon Allen on 24/07/08
Wishing you a safe and soreless!! journey Jim
Donation by Mandy Hook on 24/07/08
Donation by Rob Wishart on 24/07/08
Totally Inspirational... Good luck to Trace and the Team
Donation by Anthony Batey on 23/07/08
Good luck Simba (a.k.aWeez) & Co
Donation by Mufasa on 23/07/08
Good luck to you all, so proud of you we'll see you at the finishing line in Poland, love you lots
Donation by Danielle & Geri on 23/07/08
Simon, we wish you good luck and a fair wind behind you!
Donation by De Lucia's on 23/07/08
Good Luck Trace, Joy & Garmin. We wil track progress and be willing you on. This amazing challenge qualifies for an extra bonus of 5p per mile!
Donation by Hazel & Steve on 23/07/08
Good luck Trace. Go out there and enjoy the ride!
Donation by Peter S on 23/07/08
Donation by Adam Sayer on 23/07/08
Donation by Simon Jones on 23/07/08
Best of luck Smit and Jord. Take care, look after yourselves - a very worthy cause xx
Donation by George & Chris on 23/07/08
Used to work with Lodzia and met up with her last week for a natter.Just wanted to say well done, keep up the good work! Well impressed!
Donation by Jude and Roy Evison (www.1c2c.org) on 22/07/08
Keep peddling Gled
Donation by Joe Jobling on 22/07/08
Donation by Charlie on 22/07/08
Good Luck, Keep Peddling.
Donation by LEELAD on 22/07/08
after hearing thru shepherdsbushw12.com - great work
Donation by dylan on 22/07/08
Donation by My name on 22/07/08
- * 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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