2014 Challenges for Macmillan Cancer Support (Jersey) Limited

After a most wonderful ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats in 2013, I have set myself a couple of challenges for this year, described, below. The donations from theses rides will hopefully help Macmillan Jersey secure the funds to redesign their Centre and to offer the very best support to people in Jersey, affected by cancer. If you go to our website (www.macmillanjersey.com), you’ll see that we’re trying to bring to Jersey, a cancer support centre that is tried and tested and modeled on the very best in the UK and which we know will help us deal with more people, in a much more effective manner, for many years to come.

Prudential Ride London – 100 miles

My first challenge will be on the 10th August when I join 24,000 other riders (out of a ballot of 80,000) to ride on closed roads around London and Surrey. There is a time limit on the ride, so whilst it’s not a race, I will need to push hard (for me!), for around 8 hours, in order to complete the ride. You can read more about it, should you wish, at; www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk.

Italy – East to West

My second challenge will be in the middle of September, when a group of 25 from Jersey will cycle 300 miles from the port of Venice on the Adriatic, to Genoa, on the Mediterranean, in the West. This ride takes us over the beautiful Apennines Mountains, with some strenuous climbs and hopefully exhilarating descents. Our highest point is the Colle del Cento Croci, a climb used in the Tour of Italy. At 68 years of age I don’t expect to get a polka dot jersey, but I’ll do my very best to stay in the saddle, the whole 300 miles!

If you feel able to help me in my Fundraising efforts this year, I’d be really grateful. A cheque to Macmillan Cancer Support Jersey would be wonderful or alternatively you can go to http://www.macmillanjersey.com/sponsorship-page/show/74 which is my own sponsorship page on the Macmillan Jersey website.

Thanks for reading this, thanks so much for taking an interest and thanks for supporting Macmillan Cancer Support Jersey

Brian Frith
Chairman
Macmillan Cancer Support (Jersey) Limited
July 2014