Holly Pullen


Bloodwise formerly known as Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research
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Dave & Holly Cycle the Pacific Coast

Holly Pullen

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/cyclepacificcoast

What we are doing

Our aim is to cycle the Pacific Coast Highway from Vancouver, Canada to Tijuana, Mexico over six weeks. An average riding day will be 45 miles with some rest days in between. This isn’t a race, more of an adventure challenge.

Since leaving the UK in June 2011, we have discovered many activities that we both really enjoy, like Scuba diving, trekking, skiing, surfing and cycling. We aren’t seasoned cyclers. Dave has a lot more experience than me, from commuting to work every day in London for years. I hadn’t ridden a bike in about 10 years until we hired them in Ayutthaya, Thailand last year.

We have a lot of training to do - but like they say, it’s as easy as riding a bike...

Why we are doing it

Travelling is an amazing experience, but it can be a little self-indulgent - being away from your families and friends; devoting your time, energy and money on the next thrill and experience.

We’re not saying that this isn’t going to be the experience of a lifetime, but we wanted to give something back and use our next adventure as an opportunity to raise money for a great charity.

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is a charity very close to our hearts, having both had people close to us affected by blood cancers

They will be our inspiration for this ride.

Any time we have a hard day, when we feel like getting off and pushing or even giving up. We will think of them and it will give us our strength to keep going.

When someone is sick, you always wish there is something you can do to help.

This is how we can help - and you can help too by sponsoring us.

Recent donors


02.10.12 You guys are an inspiration, well done on your whopping achievement!

26.09.12 Sorry it's taken so long (blame me not Claire)! Massive congratulations from us both. X

17.09.12 What an achievement! We are so impressed that we just had to donate a little more! Well done.

16.09.12 Amazing! Well done x

16.09.12 Well done guys x

15.09.12 Well done guys, great effort!

15.09.12 So proud of you guys! I tried to do this a few days ago but the puter froze...better late than never. xxx

14.09.12 Such a great idea and a lovely way to help Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

14.09.12 So proud of you both, what a way to give something back. xx

13.09.12 You are our heroes. Well done. Mum and Dad

13.09.12 Holly, I love that you guys are fundraising as part of your incredible journey. My family lost my older brother to non hodgkins lymphoma. He would love your spirit of adventure. Be well and happy and have fun!

10.09.12 Guys, you truely are amazing. This is such an epic adventure and you are doing it all for the most incredible reason. When the times get bad, just think about those you'll be helping and when times are good, enjoy it! you guys deserve it more than anyone.

03.09.12 Hi guys, it's about time we got around to sponsoring you! We've been really enjoying the blog - what an adventure! Will send you a bucket of sangsom and a bag of Walkers salt & vinegar when you're finished. Just keep pedalling! Sam & Mel

01.09.12 Good luck to you both... I'm so in awe of you both for what you are doing. Keep up the good work!



20.08.12 Good luck with the cycle, Lots of love Helen, Matt and bump x

19.08.12 What a feat! You're amazing, good luck x

16.08.12 KICK ASS GUYS!

15.08.12 Miss you! Hope you're having an amazing time! :)

11.08.12 Good Luck! Have a great time and I am envious (well a bit apart from when you cycle up hills!) xxxx

05.08.12 We hope it all goes well - good for you both!!

03.08.12 Good luck guys - think this is an amazing idea!

01.08.12 Good luck x


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