Author Topic: Cancer Research UK and Strave 300Mile Challenge  (Read 487 times)

3peaker

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Cancer Research UK and Strave 300Mile Challenge
« on: September 03, 2019, 01:34:02 am »
CANCER RESEARCH UK AND STRAVA 300MILE CHALLENGE
Many will not know how my wife Shirley’s life has been turned upside down by a diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer last January. A dozen Chemo sessions later we await the next phase as will be determined by QE Hospital Birmingham. Additionally, I had a Bladder Cancer removed last Autumn after noticing blood in my urine. Subsequent tests suggest I am clear. My exposure to Cancer in these ways has determined my awareness to this nasty disease and the value of the Research that has enabled so many to live with and survive Cancer.

My Challenge is to ride 300miles in September. Those who know me will know I am currently riding at least 250miles a month by riding 2 x 200km Audax events, so the extra 50miles might seem small beer. I did not cheat but managed 125miles on 1 Sep with a Perm route over Clee Hill in Shropshire to start the total. This is already logged on my Strava account. I am having to fit my rides into caring for Shirley, so do not have the freedom I previously enjoyed.

You can contribute towards my sponsorship by visiting my CRUK Donations account: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/stephens-cycle-300-fundraising-page-108

I have started the account by donating £50 (£1 from every Audax ride I have sold in this Audax year); that reduces my cut to almost zero!

You can boost the fund by simply entering one of my Perms during this month and I will put another £1 into the fund.

Many Thanks
Steve Poulton aka 3peaker
SteveP

Promoting : Cheltenham Flyer 200, Cider with Rosie 150, Character Coln 100 21 Mar 20.

Re: Cancer Research UK and Strave 300Mile Challenge
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2019, 03:00:01 pm »
Steve,

Sorry to hear about your wife and hoping for a good outcome.

I would love to ride one of your permanents (have done so in the past) but my wife would kill me as I already have entered three calendar events in September!

Have made a donation on the fundraising page and hope you meet your target soon.

3peaker

  • RRTY Mad 31 up
Re: Cancer Research UK and Strave 300Mile Challenge
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2019, 08:55:46 pm »
I am not asking that you ride in September; just need to enter and ride whenever it suits. Unless, of course, you enter the September Challenge yourself!

The Challenge is giving me something else to ride for. And thanks for your contribution (and to the several generous folk who have already seen my 'Target' exceeded). Perhaps need to add 0 to the Target??
SteveP

Promoting : Cheltenham Flyer 200, Cider with Rosie 150, Character Coln 100 21 Mar 20.

Bairdy

  • Former Pints Champion
Re: Cancer Research UK and Strave 300Mile Challenge
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2019, 09:45:51 pm »
Steve,
Really sorry to hear this. Best of luck with the challenge and best of luck to yourself and Shirley.
Cheers,
Bairdy
"And I been up to my neck in pleasure
              Up to my neck in pain"