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Charity Cycle Run, Irvine to Morecambe. for Bliss because of the loss my 3 children, Jackie, Tom and Grace.

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Bliss

We help premature and sick babies in the UK to give every baby the best possible future

Charity Registration No. 1002973, Registered Scottish Charity SC040878

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200 miles in 2 days on 2 wheels.

I cycled from Irvine in Ayrshire to Morecambe in Lancashire, in aid of the charity, Bliss, which raises money to help babies born prematurely or ill, or both. It also supports parents.

I did this run in memory of my three children, sons Jackie and Tom and my daughter, Grace, who were born and died in the 90's. My sons Jackie and Tom were born and died in Lancaster, Grace was born in Irvine at 24 weeks and died after a week. 


The route was from Irvine in Ayrshire to Morecambe in Lancashire, via Kilmarnock,  Mauchline, Kirkconnel, Sanquhar, Dumfries and stopping overnight in Carlisle, then on day 2, through the Lake District via The Kirkstone Pass, Windermere, Kendal and on to Morecambe. The distance will be at least 190 miles, I aim to do it in 2 days. 


I did it on September 5th and 6th, 2016. My eldest son was born and died on September 6th, 1995, his brother on September 7th, 1996, their sister was born on February 28th, 1999, she died on March 7th.

I live in Irvine, my hometown, I lived and worked  in Morecambe in the 1990's. 

The route
Day 1 - Irvine to Carlisle (c)115 miles, via Kilmarnock, Dumfries, Annan Gretna and Longtown.

Day 2 - Carlisle, Penrith, The Kirkstone Pass, Kendal, Carnforth, Hest Bank and then into Morecambe (c) 80 miles.

Distances are verified by http://www.theaa.com/routeplanner/index.jsp


Facebook updates on https://www.facebook.com/BikingForBliss/


Bliss – the special care baby charity
t 020 7378 1122 e events@bliss.org.uk w bliss.org.uk

Registered charity no. 1002973    Scottish registered charity SC040878





 



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