For the Love of Chips

The countdown has started, this July I am going on a big adventure – cycling from Land’s End, Cornwall all the way to John O’Groats, Scotland. I’ll be largely cycling alone, without a support team or a hotel at the end of the day or someone to prepare me a hot meal; with a bit of luck I will find a hot shower!

It will take me just under two weeks to travel the 950 miles (assuming I don’t go the wrong way), that’s 70 to 85 miles each day. With the tent, sleeping bag, spare clothes and bike tools on the back and a few hills it won’t be a quick ride. I’ve been training hard and I’m hopeful I will succeed!

The ride will challenge me physically and mentally so I am asking you help me raise funds in aid of two excellent causes. Cancer Research because it funds life-saving research and aims to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Donating through my page is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with Cancer Research UK.

The other charity is York House Centre, Stony Stratford – a youth, community and arts centre that is used by various groups for the benefit of local people from Stony Stratford and surrounds. Their project ‘Outside is for Everyone!’ will make their outside spaces fully accessible for all users and will encourage outside activities, including sports. They have already made massive improvements to their grounds and this will make it even better.

Let’s do it the old-fashioned way – choose your charity and sponsor me for every 10 miles I cycle. I’d love you to follow me along my adventure so I’ll post pictures and stories – a few grimaces maybe – on Facebook and Instagram.

Thanks to some amazing friends (including husband and children) – I am nearly ready! Martin for the speedy hard bike rides. Fran for my cycle plans and slowing me down. Laura, Happy Bodies, for her spin classes and others. All my friends for keeping me company on rides out and giving me support – too many to name but a special mention to Chrisie! Suzanne, my colleague, for continuously putting up with my crazy ideas. Jonathon JT Taylor, Aniseed Photo, for taking photos – that could have benefitted from Photoshop! To everyone who will be helping with our lovely children.

Thank you for agreeing to sponsor me!

Emma, Editor of Essentially Local

Cancer Research UK

You can sponsor me via this link:

https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/for-the-love-of-chips

York House Centre Sponsorship

You can sponsor me via the LocalGiving.Com Fundraising Page – For the Love of Chips by following the link below. If you are a UK Tax Payer, please add Gift Aid as it increases your donation by 25%!

https://localgiving.org/fundraising/yorkhouseoutsideisforeveryone

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