Sarah Thornton-Mills

Sarah's Ride Across Britain Fundraising Page

Fundraising for PROSTATE CANCER UK
raised of £2,200 target
by 115 supporters
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Event: Ride Across Britain 2022, from 10 September 2022 to 18 September 2022
In memory of Paul Thornton

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RCN 1005541 and in Scotland (SC039332)
We fund research to stop prostate cancer killing men


Thank you for checking out my JustGiving page. I’ll try and keep it short and sweet, I know you are all busy …

I will be cycling the length of the UK! That’s right, you didn’t mis-read. 

In September 2022 I will be taking part in ‘Ride Across Britain’, starting at Land’s End and arriving 9 days later in John o’Groats. I will be riding to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK in memory of my Dad.

The challenge

To cycle from Land’s End to John o’Groats, that’s a total of 970 miles (1561km) and a whopping 52,507ft (16,004m) of climbing over 9 consecutive days.

Needless to say this enormous challenge will take a great deal of both physical and mental training and fortitude. Am I scared? You bet! But I have a huge motivator …

The cause

I am riding to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK and in memory of my Dad who tragically died in July 2021 as a result of metastatic prostate cancer. His story is one that is surprisingly common, diagnosed with Stage 4 (terminal) metastatic prostate cancer, at the time of diagnosis his only symptom was slight pain in his leg. 

Prostate Cancer UK not only provide critical support to men with prostate cancer and their families and work to raise awareness of the risks of prostate cancer they also fund vital, life saving research with a mission for a future where lives are not limited by prostate cancer.

I am not a seasoned cyclist, at the point when I signed up I had dabbled at best. My Dad was a keen cyclist, many of my fondest childhood memories are on bike rides with him. He was passionate about cycling and derived great pleasure from it and undertook numerous endurance challenges on his bike but he never did Land's End to John o'Groats (LEJOG as its is known). 

After he died I started contemplating what I wanted to do in his memory. I wanted it to be something that scared me, that was going to be a huge challenge and that honoured Dad in some way. The Ride Across Britain seemed to tick so many boxes it had to be done.

I have a looong way to go to be ready for this and I plan on keeping a training and fundraising log/blog which you can follow on Instagram @sarahs.two.wheeled.adventures

Your donation and support mean the world to me and, along with Dad's voice in my head will keep my legs turning up those steep climbs and long hours in the saddle.

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Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition - to stop men dying from prostate cancer. Through shifting the science over the next 10 years to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and support, we will stop prostate cancer being a killer.

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