Our team of DREAM WHEELERS will be boarding the ferry this evening (Thursday 17th May) for their 2 day, 100 mile sponsored bike ride. Here, a few of them explain why they have signed up to this fundraising challenge.
David Myers explains:
“I have had a long association with St Wilfrid’s from being a Trustee in the early days when the Hospice was only a vision and funds had to be raised to build the Hospice in Donnington. I was personally involved in the financial structuring of the first St Wilfrid’s shops which have been a great success over the years.
Then 12 years ago my wife, Jan, was diagnosed with a brain tumour and St Wilfrid's came into its own when she was welcomed to the day care centre and she was looked after with so much care and compassion during respite periods and in her final months.
I really value the opportunity to be involved in the fun challenge that "Dreamwheelers" represents and play a small part in the successful development of the new Hospice in Bosham.”
Fellow rider Pam Wilkinson explains her reason for taking part:
I signed up for the 'Dream Wheelers' challenge not only because the new hospice is a great cause, but because at 71 I felt I was at a cross roads in terms of physical fitness. 100 miles on a bike is a major challenge for me as I normally just cycle locally, or maybe down the Hayling Billy Trail on an energetic day. But I felt the French ride would be a manageable challenge and give me the incentive to put in some serious training! I’ve been doing that, and am now confident I will manage the 100 miles – though I suspect I’ll be walking up some of the hills.
Beverley Lewis, added:
“The thought of cycling in Normandy appealed enormously, a great craic and the bonus of being for a good cause too. It motivates me to train and without the pressure of the ride approaching I would not have achieved so many miles! Asking for sponsorship was not my forte but the responses I had have been positive, I just had to be brave about it.”
There is still time to support our riders, by sponsoring them here: https://www.everydayhero.co.uk/event/dreamwheelers2018