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    Weʼve raised £4,000 to help buy a 'standing frame' and to help him adapt his house for wheelchair accessibility for my best friend Mike who was paralysed last year

    Funded on Wednesday, 3rd November 2021

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    Story

    I’ve known Mike since I was 4, we grew up playing with lego, bikes and motorbikes together.

    He’s always had the talent (he’s ex British Champion in 4X mountain bike racing) and I’ve always been happy to put in hours of effort.

    But a year ago his talent was on a rest day, when he did a jump on his mountain bike, landed it badly, and fell, breaking his back, leaving him paralysed from the chest down.

    Despite everything he’s maintained his good humour and spirits, is determined to stay as independent as he can be, and is still actively involved in running the downhill MTB races he used to compete in.

    We’re fundraising for a standing frame for him, which would allow him to ‘stand’ for up to an hour every other day, which doctors have said is vital to maintain his circulation, digestion and bone density. It’s not available on NHS or covered by insurance, but will massively contribute to him being able to maintain a normal life span. The chair costs £980. If we can raise any more then it will go towards helping him adapt his house so that can still maintain an active, independent life. Even a simple thing like putting a pan on the hob is literally out of reach to him at the moment.

    I am going to ride in the National 24 hour time trial championships, which consists of going round and round some very tedious, not very well surfaced roads, coincidentally just down the road from where Mike lives, trying to cycle as far as I can in 24 hours. I’ve done it twice before, the most recent time I cycled 671km (417 miles), this time I’m aiming for at least 700km (435 miles). The photo of this page is taken from my last 24 hour TT. Mike is on the left, the rest of us are the Dulwich CC team, who I will be riding with again this year.

    I would be massively appreciative if you would be willing to donate to help. If you’d rather make a ‘per km’ pledge then please post below, Lucy will be updating my Facebook through the 24 hours with how I’m getting on.

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    • Hector Kidds3 years ago
      Hector Kidds

      Hector Kidds

      3 years ago

      Mersey Road 24TT kicks off soon. Bike is ready, HQ is ready, support crew is ready. I'm going to grab 40 winks ahead of a 14:00 start. Wish me luck with staying awake until 14:00 tomorrow, peddling none stop, and with a speedy recovery for my undercarriage.

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    • Hector Kidds3 years ago
      Hector Kidds

      Hector Kidds

      3 years ago

      Lucy has made it to Salisbury, only 150km to go, it's in the bag!

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    • Hector Kidds3 years ago
      Hector Kidds

      Hector Kidds

      3 years ago

      Lucy made it safely to St Austell, 420km in 21hrs, she'll be back on the road at about 6am, and should be at Land's End for Breakfast.

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    3 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 10/28/2021 20.16

    Supporters

    111

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 28, 2021

    • Jamie Baskerville

      Jamie Baskerville

      Sep 14, 2021

      What an awesome weekend and such a great cause 😊

      £40.00

    • Jon Fairclough

      Jon Fairclough

      Sep 12, 2021

      Read Lucy's great story of All Points North and followed the link here

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 10, 2021

      £40.00

    • Sarah Hopkins

      Sarah Hopkins

      Sep 4, 2021

      You guys are just a little bit mad but I love you. This is an amazing cause.Good luck with all the events and especially “All points north” this weekend. Go Girl🚵💪💪💨💨

      £400.00

    • Sarah Borien

      Sarah Borien

      Aug 13, 2021

      Amazing work!

      £30.00

    • Tim Gregory

      Tim Gregory

      Aug 10, 2021

      Great cause - best wishes to Mike

      £50.00

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    Hector Kidds

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    Cyclist, engineer, friend, and in need of a good sit down after this.

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