As I’m sure most of you know, I’m more of a runner than a cyclist. Sure – I love a spin class, and I think cycling is such a great way to explore a new area, but I’ve always seen it as more of a middle aged man sport.
So – this is why I signed up for Prudential’s 100 mile Ride London cycle.
I’m doing it with my boyfriend, Dom, his sister, Beth and their dad, Paul – and we’re doing it for Dave Holden.
For those of you who don’t know, Dave was Dom’s uncle – who sadly passed away just under a month ago.
Dave was initially diagnosed with bowel cancer on the 5th June this year, and on the 19th of June he was told he had stage 4 cancer. On the 19th July he was rushed into hospital for emergency surgery for a perforated bowel and he sadly left us on the 1st of August.
So why the cycling challenge? Well, Dave was a “mad keen” (Paul’s words) and very good cyclist. He took part in RideLondon 3 times – the most recent time being last year. Dave took part RideLondon 2017 for Macmillan – a charity that later took care of him. So we wanted to give back, and remember Dave in a way that would make him beside himself (although Paul cycles regularly.. Beth, Dom and I aren’t so good on two wheels.. this should be fun!)
Whether or not you knew Dave, we’d really appreciate anything you can give. If you can’t give anything at this time, please share the link to help spread the message.
In return, I promise super flattering pictures of me in padded shorts, helmets and super cool cycling glasses, and most likely wobbling along on two (very thin) tyres.
Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!
First thing’s first though – I need a bike…!