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2016 Challenges!

ridelondon2016 is my 70th birthday year, so I would really like to make it special and thus these four challenges (although I’m still waiting to hear if I have a place on Ride London) – all really exciting rides in wonderful locations. I would also like to take my personal fund raising over the £100k mark and will be working very hard to achieve that goal (with the help of all you wonderful people who have been so supportive over the years).

See further details of my rides below and also in the diaries & related pages. I am thrilled to say that due to your kindness & generosity, my personal Fundraising total for 2016 now stands total at over £36,400.

  1. 6 March
    Cape Town Cycle Tour
    The largest, timed cycling event in the world. 35,000 cyclists will line up to ride the 109km route through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery that includes the iconic Table Mountain as a backdrop.
    Update – March 2016: Cape Argus completed! Was magnificent. See my diary for the details.

  2. April 15th
    If I’ve recovered from my birthday celebrations earlier that week, I shall try to ride 70 miles, on Jersey this day, with my cycling buddies and anyone else who cares to join us (we’d be delighted to see you, if you fancy it and lunch is on me!).
    Update: 70 miles completed! Report within

  3. 31 July
    RideLondon
    A 100-mile challenge through London and Surrey. RideLondon will start in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then travel through the capital and onto Surrey’s stunning country roads and through the Surrey Hills before a spectacular finish on The Mall in central London.
    I had to travel to South America on the day of the ride so have deferred until 2017 when I have a guaranteed place.

  4. 13-18 June
    Macmillan Jersey Pyrenees Cycle Challenge 2016
    Cycling from Carcassonne in France through Andorra to Barcelona, this trip will cover spectacular scenery and the mighty Pyrenees.
    This was a most wonderful ride and experience and the Group have so far raised raised over £100,000 for Macmillan, Jersey, with more fundraising initiatives still to take place. There is a day-by-day diary on the ride.

Find out how to sponsor these events on my sponsorship page on the Macmillan Jersey website.

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