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.
Go for it Trace, just get yourself some padded shorts
Donation by Martin Kaye on 04/07/08
Good luck Trace and the rest of the team. I wish you all a safe and enjoyable journey! Sara
Donation by Sara Davis on 04/07/08
All the best Trace and team mates
Donation by Katie Hill on 04/07/08
Epic journey! Good luck Les et al.
Donation by Simon and Mandy Dow on 04/07/08
So many miles in the saddle...you'll be polished, for sure. Good luck, Trace, and to your team-mates.
Donation by Stephen&Katherine on 03/07/08
I hope you have a good saddle Trace?
Donation by Chris Moore on 03/07/08
Why stop at Krakow, Trace ?
Donation by Sean B on 03/07/08
Trace, you are an inspiration, enjoy the ride!
Donation by Caroline Hale on 03/07/08
Good luck Trace and Co! That's quite a journey1
Donation by Clare and Adrian Dudley on 03/07/08
Trace...best of luck with this event as with everything else.
Donation by Andrew Ackrill on 03/07/08
Good luck Dave, what a star! x
Donation by Jill Lucas on 30/06/08
Congratulations for being a survivor and best wishes for the ride to Krakow!
Donation by Caroline Harvey on 30/06/08
All the best Les to you and your team x
Donation by Carole Rathmell on 25/06/08
Simon and team, good luck. I can contribute by making my country as 'flat' and "biker friendly" as possible. I believe I succeeded! Enjoy Holland!
Donation by Jeroen Kok on 19/06/08
Good Luck Smit, Jord & the rest of the gang! Just think of all that Polish beer at the end!! xxx
Donation by May Goodliffe on 16/06/08
good luck Jord!
Donation by Chris Coughlan on 09/06/08
Well done on Saturday Jen - fantastic effort! Paul x
Donation by Paul Cavanagh on 09/06/08
WOW what a long way--Good Luck!!
Donation by Callie Gange on 08/06/08
Good Luck Les, Smit, Jord, Simon and Trace
Donation by Rob Goodliffe on 06/06/08
Best of luck - We'll be there wating with a Zywiec for you all when you get to Krakow :o)
Donation by Tereska & Ben on 04/06/08
Good luck guys!! il be thinking od you both xx
Donation by Jo Gallagher on 04/06/08
Good luck everyone! Will hopefully join you for the first leg and help raise some extra money!
Donation by Helen Mainon on 03/06/08
Best of luck Jordanna! x
Donation by Paula Bolger on 02/06/08
Good luck Jordanna!
Donation by Gail Holroyd on 02/06/08
very best of luck Jordanna.
Donation by Roz Hamilton on 02/06/08
- * 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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