Lionel Jones

Lionel Jones

Barcelona 1200 bike ride

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]On Thursday September 5th, I will be one of around 40 riders taking the evening ferry from Portsmouth, cycling 1200km / 750 miles over the next 9 days, arriving at Barcelona on Saturday September 14th.[/p][p]I was one of the founders of Inspired Living ([url=][/url]) in 2009. Back then I was just trying to help a friend who had lost his wife to cancer, to raise funds for Cancer Research UK so they could develop the cure to cancer, which is such a terrible illness.[/p][p]As an organisation, we have raised more than £300,000 through various rides in Europe, I've previously participated in three - Gibraltar (2010), Monte Carlo (2014) and Rome (2016) .[/p][p]In 2017, my wife Alison died from a soft tissue sarcoma, this is a lesser known form of cancer and one for which there are very few treatments. Although we got excellent service from the doctors and nurses, there came a time when there was nothing more they could do, so we were referred to the Countess Mountbatten Hospice for palliative care. A few weeks later, Ali was taken to the hospice and spent her final hours surrounded by friends and with myself and our two daughters at her bedside as she passed away peacefully.[/p][p]Although the final weeks went far too quickly, the care we received from the staff at the hospice was amazing and I came to fully appreciate that for all the work done by CRUK and similar teams in looking for cures, for some people the treatment does not work and they need to be cared for in different ways. [/p][p]This has reinforced my resolve for this ride, to recognise the need to raise funds not only for research, but also for those who provide care and support while we wait for the research to succeed.[/p][p]Riders pay their own expenses, all funds raised go straight to the charities, donations of any size are most gratefully appreciated.[/p][p]Thank you.. Lionel[/p]
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Oct 17, 2019



plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 30, 2019


Congratulations on completing this significant challenge. Well done and for a great charity


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 22, 2019


From Sam, Joyce, Sue, Daphne, Jackie, Olive, Tony and Norma


plus £46.25 Gift Aid

Sep 19, 2019

Anita and Simon Neilson

Well done Lionel. Hope you are enjoying a well earned rest now. Brilliant job! An extremely worthy cause, and a lovely tribute to Alison, who is always so missed. 🌈 X


plus £18.75 Gift Aid

Sep 16, 2019

Helen Stapleton

Hope you are not too saddle sore. Well done!


Sep 15, 2019



plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 15, 2019


Well done Lionel!


plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Sep 14, 2019


Well done Lionel!!

Sep 14, 2019


Well done LJ time for an OJBL!


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Sep 11, 2019

Mike Angie and James

Wishing you a safe and successful ride for such a worthy cause. Best wishes from Mike, Angie and James


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

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