In January 2012 my eldest sister Naomi was diagnosed with bowel cancer,something which initially threw my world and my sisters upside down but has since shown me that she is nothing short of a superhero. Her strength and brute determination to fight off the 'alien' inside has inspired me to try and attempt something, anything that comes close to the challenge that she and thousands of other people in her position take on every day.
It's not really about me, or even just my sister, it’s just a chance to do something simple and fun, to spin the wheels of our bikes and help an extraordinary cause: the work of Cancer Research UK
On August 4th join me and Naomi's husband Sam as we board the tandem to ride the 70 mile journey from our Olympic capital to the spires of Oxford to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Whether you're on a bike, a tandem or even a unicycle, anyone can join and are welcome. It really is a case of the more the merrier, and there is plenty of time to train, every rider who signs-on gets an event t-shirt as a thank you. If wheels aren't your thing, but you'd still like to support then you can donate on this page, or buy one of our 'The Ride' t-shirts which we hope to be able to put on sale soon.
Whether you show your support by joining The Ride, through a donation to sponsor the cyclists or just simply wishing us luck it will be so appreciated. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries or if you would like to join The Ride.
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