4 years ago i lost my wife Jenny, mother to our then two and a half year old son Alfie to Blood Cancer, more specifically Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML). As I'm sure you can imagine this not only tore our world apart but has also left an irreparable hole in both our lives as well as the lives of family and friends who loved her dearly.
In Jen’s honour i decided to support the charity Bloodwise by taking part in their sponsored 2015 London to Paris bike ride, this was an amazing event and to everyone who supported me in this challenge thank you again for you amazing generosity.
Bloodwise is a charity who, as well as offering lots of support and information to those suffering from or affected by blood cancer, also help to fund invaluable research, clinical trials and life changing treatments in the fight agains this ruthless disease. This support is only possible due to continued support and fundraising.
Well the time has come!
Im getting back on the bike in order to try and raise some much needed support and funding for the ongoing service provided by Bloodwise, so with this in mind i have decided to undertake another cycling challenge, however this ride wont be taking advantage of the sunshine, smooth tarmac and rolling hills of Northern France!
Oh no….. this one is a little closer to home but is by no means any less of a challenge!!
On the 26th July 2019 i will be setting off from Whitehaven on the west coast of England and will be cycling all the way to Scarborough on the East coast. Three days of steep climbs and fast descents covering 200 miles on unkept gravel tracks taking in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors and to top it of i will be camping each night!
So with this in mind i would like to ask you all to please give generously and donate as much as you can afford, in order to help fund research and trials that will hopefully one day save others from both the suffering experienced by my wife and the loss my self and my son now have to live with.
Thank you all for you support and please share this with as many people as you can.
Lets beat blood cancer once and for all!
Dan and Alfie