We had an amazing day at this year’s UCLH Charity Bike Ride in the beautiful Richmond Park in West London. Not only was it in the middle of Bike Week, it was also Father’s Day, and a lot of fathers and children were out en masse enjoying a great family day out.
Thanks to the sun, who kept us company this year, we were able to have a leisurely picnic afterwards too!
Almost 80 supporters came to support Breathing Matters along with other UCLH Charity Funds, the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Unit, Rays of Hope and TTP Research.
Cyclists included patients, relatives and friends, doctors, researchers and scientists from the Centre for Respiratory Research, nurses and other staff from UCLH along with lots of dads and families with children as young as 7 years.
We also had a cute and cuddly canine supporter this year, Dexter, who kept up with all the cyclists. He was a hit with the kids … and a few of the grown-ups too.
Breathing Matters raised over £3,600 – which is an amazing amount.
The organisers, Donna Basire, Sara Goldman and Ken Watling were extremely fortunate to have a fabulous and plentiful group of volunteers assisting us this year who helped with marshalling the gates, registering the cyclists and welcoming the riders back with a smile, a cheer and lots of goodies.
Breathing Matters would especially like to thank Adele O’Sullivan, Marianne O’Sullivan, Gillian Whatley, Maria Koulopoulou and John and Maisie McCready – thank you so much for your much needed support.
If you would like to donate to this worthwhile cause, please visit http://www.justgiving.com/Joanna-Porter-2012 Thank you.