It was one balmy Sunday morning when three intrepid IFA’s from Haven – myself Mike Leigh, Greg Whitfield, and Nick Dando – embarked on a 100 mile bike ride across and around Cheshire.
It was a mammoth task and one from which we are still recovering. But a few bodily aches and pains are only a small price to pay to raise money for that shining light of charities that is The Christie.
The cycle route took us from the historic Tudor Hall in Wythenshawe Park and onwards across the Cheshire plains, (although several hills were noted on the so called Cheshire flats).
We braved the wind and the rain before enjoying some sunshine that appeared later in the bike ride.
And all three of us crossed the line having raised over £1,000 for Christie – a charity close to our hearts because of the huge difference it makes to patients who have to cope with and survive cancer.
A challenging and enjoyable ride was had by all, even if I did decide to accidentally follow a different route, adding additional miles to our little legs. Something I’m sure to be reminded of for some time to come.
Now we can just about feel our legs again we’re actually contemplating going again next year.
Meanwhile keep the donations for Christie’s coming if you can. Just go to:
Christie’s is one of Europe’s leading cancer centres, treating over 40,000 patients a year. An international leader in research all money will go to help pay for facilities, high-tech equipment and extra patient services.