We are a group of friends who work together for Motorola in Ashburton, Devon.
We are taking part in a tough 100km / 100mile cycle ride over Very Hilly Dartmoor called the "Dartmoor Classic Sportive" we will be joined by over 2200 cyclists who will be riding with minimum stops for up to 12 hours.
The event takes place on the 27th June and will requires extensive training to complete.
So why have we decided to put ourselves through this ordeal. It should lead to a great sense of achievement and lead to a fewer inch's on the waistline but to help motivate us we decide to raise money for a fantastic cause RMHC. Sometime back a friend of ours from work was due to have a baby when Sam was born he had a number of challenges to fight and he did this with the help of doctors, nurses and surgeons form a number of hospitals in the south west. Sam beat the odds on a number of occasions and has endured more than anyone should be expected to endure in a lifetime. While this was happening over many months Sam's Mum and Dad had to get through each day. Time after time they were asked to make some of the toughest decisions any parent could make. The strain on them must have been unimaginable. One thing that they didn’t have to worry about was accommodation. They were fortunate to have the help of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). They provided free accommodation and emotional support close to the special children’s hospital in Bristol where Sam was being treated. RMHC is probably a charity that fortunately few of us have heard of and hopefully we will not require their help but I’m sure you can understand the difference they make to families at the most stressful times. Sam and his families story will be an inspiration to us when our lung are hurting and my legs are giving up and we hope it will inspire you to give a few pounds to help RMHC carry on the great work they do.
More on RMHC
RMHC – Ronald McDonald House Charities – is an independent Charity which provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation at hospitals, enabling families to stay close to their child and maintain a degree of normal family life.
The Charity has achieved a lot in the last 20 years. Fourteen Ronald McDonald Houses have opened which, along with 29 sets of Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, provide over 400 bedrooms every single night of the year.However, there is still a great deal to do. Many families still have to sleep on camp beds or in their cars in order to be close to their children, and RMHC is determined to help as many of these as possible.