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In February this year, a very good friend of mine and of so many of the cycling and running community suffered a haemorrhagic stroke whilst doing something we all do and enjoy daily. This person cycled every day, holds a number of national records, has won individual and team national championship medals and even won the Brompton World Championships, not once, but twice and various other accomplishments! That person is Rachael Elliott. Not only is she a champion cyclist, she's also an accomplished violinist, a selfless volunteer and a generally all-round nice person who has touched the lives of many.
Rachael was fortunate, it could have been an awful lot worse. And it often is for so many. She still has a long way to go to regain her full fitness but she's shown real grit and determination to get there with the support of her friends, family and countless healthcare professionals. The Stroke Association has been at the heart of her recovery activities and have provided her with hope when the future seemed very bleak.
With Rachael’s blessing, I am riding the Prudential Ride 100 this year in support of the Stroke Association. The UK's leading charity for research, support and care of individuals who have suffered a stroke. For many of us 100 miles is a monthly/weekly occurrence on the bike but this journey to regain my own fitness after a long layoff with various injuries and illnesses has more purpose.
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