Everyone came out in force on Sunday for the second annual UCLH Charity Bike Ride, despite the June rain!
Almost 100 cyclists came to ride 7 miles around the beautiful Richmond Park on Sunday 12th June 2011 in support of four funds within UCLH Charities; Breathing Matters, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Unit, Rays of Hope and TTP Research.
Cyclists included patients and their relatives, doctors, researchers and families with children as young as 7 years.
One of our cyclists, Malcolm Weallans, rode with an oxygen cylinder on his back! On finishing the 7 mile circuit, Malcolm uttered, “I did it”. Later he commented, “I only stopped once and, when I checked, my sats were down to 86, so I had a breather”. Well done Malcolm!
The adverse weather seemed to bring out a higher sense of achievement and there was definitely great camaraderie enjoyed by all. At the end, everyone was covered with mud, but still smiling. Those mad splatters will definitely take a few washes to come out!
We are very grateful to our team of 12 volunteers, including a few mums and dads, without whose help, this event couldn’t have taken place.
Over £20,000 was fundraised for this event for UCLH Charities.
Breathing Matters raised well over £10,000 and our three highest fundraisers were Jo Porter’s Team, Tami Pullinger and 10 year old Charlotte Basire, raising £4,500, £4,000 and £600 respectively. Well done and a massive thank you to all of you!! Thank you too to all our supporters who donated and urged others to support us … you know who you are!
£10,000 of this money will go towards much needed platelet research into pulmonary fibrosis. For more information on this research – please click here.
The Breathing Matters Team want to thank all our supporters for a wonderful day.