Thanks for even taking the time to have a look on my page. This is the first time i've used Just Giving so apologies if my story is too long or too short, but hopefully whichever it is, i get across why I'm doing this ride and why Marie Curie Cancer Care is my charity of choice. As most of you know i used to cycle at a pretty high level and one of my main influences was my coach and Frampa (pretend grampa) James Dorward. Jimmy as most knew him, dedicated his life to developing young british cyclists achieve what they wanted from the sport. Unfortunately after a fairly short battle with cancer a few years ago he passed away at the grand old age of 87. Great innings, but before he was diagnosed with the disease he was living the life of a man 30 years his junior, so it was a shock to see how quickly the cancer took a hold of him. Towards the end Jimmy was fortunate to get an opportunity to spend his last few weeks in the Springburn Marie Curie Hospice where he was cared for with love and dignity. I know that coupled up with being back in his home town of Springburn and that he had a fantastic team of carers around him, he was given the best quality of life and allowed his family to make the most of the precious time we had together.
Unfortunately not everyone gets this care and thats why i urge you to dig deep, pennies, pounds, dollars or euros; it will all help a fantastic charity do their fantastic work, dedicated to caring for people with terminal illness.
Copy and paste the link below to see the gruelling route that will hopefully help raise vital funds and hit the goal.
Thank you so much.