Glyn Simpson


Sue Ryder
Sue Ryder provides incredible care for people with life-changing illness. Whether it’s bringing comfort to someone’s final days or enabling them to make the most of their life, we are here for them and their loved ones. We do this in our hospices, in our neurological care centres, in the community and in people’s homes across the country. Our work also goes beyond the UK, Sue Ryder also supports the delivery of specialised health and social care in areas of Eastern Europe and Southern Africa. Our hospices include: Manorlands Hospice near Keighley, Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds, St Johns in Bedfordshire, Thorpe Hall in Peterborough, Nettlebed in Henley-on-Thames, Duchess of Kent House in Reading and Leckhamton Court Hospice in Cheltenham.
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Glyn Simpson's Death Valley fundraising page

Glyn Simpson

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About the challenge

I am raising money for the Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice by cycling 420 km/260 miles over 5 days through Death Valley in November 2013. It is not just cycling through a valley,it is one of the hottest places on Earth and also includes some major climbs through the steep mountain ranges that border it:

  • Daylight Pass (1,315 metres / 4,317 feet)
  • Emigrant Pass (1,624 metres / 5,328 feet)
  • Towne Pass (1,511 metres / 4,956 feet)
  • Mountain Springs Summit (1,673 metres / 5,490 feet)

In addition to the challenge, I have cycled the 'Ride for Ryder' (60 miles), Birmingham to Oxford (79 miles), Wiggle Stratford Sportive (68 miles), Two Counties (1 Sept, 67 miles) and the Wiggle Shropshire Mynd (64 miles in terrible conditions). Two final events (56 miles around Cannock Chase & 88.6 miles starting at Silverstone Racing Circuit) were ridden in October to finish up the training.

14 months ago, I had done no cycling for close to 20 years.

I hope you can support Sue Ryder's Nettlebed Hospice by leaving a donation. It doesn't matter how much you donate, all money will help the hospice continue supporting people with life limiting illnesses. I really appreciate all your support!

If you want any more details, please drop me an message and follow my training progress at

About the charity

1 in 13 people are affected by an incurable illness at any given time. That means 4.8 million people across the UK right now are coping with the effects of incurable illness. While we all hope it won’t touch us personally, the sad reality is that it one day it could, and making provision for this growing need is tough. Whatever the illness, be it cancer, Parkinson’s or even brain injury ... our challenge remains the same. Not just to provide specialist medical care to ease pain and discomfort, but to also offer patients and their families’ real emotional support. This level of care comes at a price, a price that is becoming increasingly difficult to afford.

By donating to my page it’s your chance to help Sue Ryder's Nettlebed Hospice continue providing incredible care for those with incurable illness.

  • £10 provides one hour of individual care from a trained carer. 
  • £25 means someone who has suffered a stroke can receive two home visits. 
  • £50 covers the cost of a day care or therapy session for somebody with dementia. 
  • £300 covers the daily cost of running a hospice bed
  • £570 covers the cost of a highly trained nurse for a week providing care and support for patients and their families. 
  • £1000 pays for a clinical nurse specialist for a week working in the community offering individual and tailored support to patients in their own homes.
Corporate Sponsors
Thank you to Evolution Jobs for their donation to the fundraising.

Corporate Sponsor

Thank you to Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd for their donation to the fundraising.

Special Thanks

I'd like to especially thank all my current and previous work colleagues for their donations - please continue to send them in.

Recent donors

20.11.13 A great feat

16.11.13 Well done!

09.11.13 Great challenge and cause. Thank you for saving my money data.

05.11.13 Best of luck Glyn.

02.11.13 Thanks for the Money patch. Good luck with the ride.

24.10.13 Best of luck - rather you than me on this one!

24.10.13 Good luck Glyn! Make sure that you come back ;0)

23.10.13 Good Luck Glyn! :-)


15.10.13 Good luck - great cause!

14.10.13 All the very best.

10.10.13 No backing out now. Best of luck.

10.10.13 Heck of a way to get a sun tan.

09.10.13 Thank you for your Microsoft Money 2005 workaround you published on the internet for those of us without the core files; it has helped me big time. In return, I would like to sponsor you towards your worthy cause. Good luck with your bike ride!

09.10.13 Good Luck!!!!!

07.10.13 Good Luck

06.10.13 Good luck Glyn, hope you have a wonderful experience xx

04.10.13 Best of luck glyn, hope it all goes to plan

03.10.13 Don't forget to take some water (not for Vegas after but in the desert :-)

30.09.13 Good luck glyn :) Keep doing the good stuff again !!

24.09.13 Good Luck

24.09.13 There was me thinking cycling to work was a major challenge !! Wishing you all the best for the chosen mission.. Stay strong.. keep it real !

11.09.13 Your help and patience in sorting out the "Money" problem is deeply appreciated and invaluable. Thank you so much.

04.09.13 I think your insane, but good luck and watch out for those floods ;D

03.09.13 For shirts etc.


Running total

Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
Total donors:
Last donor:
Paul Marlow
Offline fundraising: