Cycling

104 Mile Charity Ride for Helen & Douglas House

104 Mile Charity Ride for Helen & Douglas House

Anyone who knows me will already be aware that I like to cycle, but road riding is something I’m relatively new to. As mentioned on my 2012, the ‘Bucket List’, I got into road cycling last year after having knee surgery and is something that I’m slowly improving at and very much enjoying.

The Challenge

At the start of 2012 I decided to set myself some targets for various things, one of which was to ride 100 miles ideally in a sportive. I have now “bitten the bullet” and signed up to the annual Circuit of the Cotswolds in June 2012, where I’m aiming to ride the full 104 mile route and raise money for Helen and Douglas House. To some, 104 miles on a bike may not seem like much, to some an awful lot! At the time of writing this, the furthest I’ve cycled so far is approximately 50 miles which I found hard, so to double that will certainly be a big challenge.

Helen & Douglas House

Helen & Douglas House is a registered charity providing respite and end of life care for children and young adults with life-shortening conditions, as well as support and friendship for the whole family. The two hospice houses are bright, vibrant and positive places, where the emphasis is on living life to the full, even when that life may be short. Children can stay at Helen House and young adults can stay at Douglas House, along with their families, for short periods of time for rest and recuperation, treatment of distressing symptoms and end of life care and support. In any one year we support over 250 children, young adults and their families.

Children can stay at Helen House and young adults can stay at Douglas House, along with their families, for short periods of time for rest and recuperation, treatment of distressing symptoms and end of life care and support. In any one year we support over 250 children, young adults and their families. It costs over £4.5 million every year to run Helen & Douglas House, most of which comes from voluntary contributions – your support can make a big difference.

So now for the plea. If you can spare any money for this very good charity and help me towards my target then it really would be appreciated.