Mel Nicholls

Race Around Britain - The Long Road Home

Fundraising for Ovarian Cancer Action
raised of £1,000 target
Donations cannot currently be made to this page
Ovarian Cancer Action

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1109743
We fund research and raise awareness to transform treatments and survival rates


Following on from my World Record Britain End to End race, Handcycle Britain is going coastal

This August I take on my next ultra endurance challenge and record-attempt, as I Race Around Britain - The Long Road Home

While I will looking to set a fastest known time (FKT) for handcycling around Britain, I will also be looking to break the record for the furthest distance ridden by handcycle. Depending on the route, the distance around the coast of Britain is in the region of 7000 km

Through this challenge I am fundraising for & hope to continue to raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer

In the UK, around 7,500 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. Ovarian cancer is the biggest gynaecological killer in the UK. Ovarian Cancer Action is committed to funding the research that saves lives by attacking the problem at every level; from developing better treatments so women with the disease can live longer, to developing a screening tool to ensure it is caught in its earliest stage

During 2020, it was discovered that I had an ovarian tumour. I went through subsequent major surgery & recovery over the next months as a result. I didn't know the signs, I put my symptoms to other things, Covid & the Pandemic scared me more, I didn't want to bother anyone

I was a lucky one, I am ok & I am back fit & well. I got another chance. For many it will be a different story. I want to do what I can to make more people aware of this silent killer & help support the vital research needed to save more lives

I get another chance, another chance to race, to ride my bike, to use this challenge for good. Your support & donations will keep me going on my journey around Britain & will mean a lot to me & to the lives of others

To follow my Race Around Britain go to

Thank you, Mel x


Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

About the charity

Ovarian Cancer Action

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1109743
Ovarian cancer is the biggest gynaecological killer in the UK claiming the life of a woman every 2 hours. Many women still do not know the symptoms leading to late diagnosis. We are determined to drive up survival rates by funding world-class research into causes, treatments and prevention.

Donation summary

Total raised
+ £415.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
Offline donations

* Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.