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Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p][b]So what are we actually going to do?[/b][/p][p] We’ve called it an “Elemental RollerCoasterCoast”. Next August we aim to cycle the 837.2 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats swimming the longest lake in England enroute, which at 11.23 miles is Lake Windermere. [/p][p][b]Why this challenge?[/b] [/p][p]We wanted to choose an adventure that would be equally challenging for both of us. While we have both come to love running, trekking and the outdoors in general – we each have one little phobia… Georgie happens to have an irrational fear of cycling (poor balance and spatial awareness makes it pretty terrifying!) and Alice is terrified of open water (the unfortunate side-effect of a hyper-active imagination, belief in sea monsters etc.)! When we came up with this idea – on a sizzling walk in the midst of the summer heatwave, we thought it would be appropriate for each of us to have to face our fears head on! [/p][p] This mission is the best way we can think of to help in the search for a prevention or cure to the suffering caused by cancer to both patients and their families. For us it is also personal as having a healthy and challenging goal to train for helps us to focus on all the positives and acts as a constant reminder of how much is possible when you put your heart into it. [/p][p]"Courage is not the absence of fear but the judgement that something is more important than fear."[/p][p]"The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all."[/p][p][b]Our Inspiration:[/b][/p][lt]p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;"[gt]It began with a simple case of hiccups… It turned into our worst nightmare.[/p] [lt]p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;"[gt]We are two sisters whose Dad was diagnosed with stage three Esophageal Cancer in January 2013. The last eleven months have been an emotional roller coaster.  We have watched his condition deteriorate to the extent that he could barely swallow water, seen him almost cut in half and celebrated with him as he enjoyed his first favourite Pret Sandwich after 4 months on a liquid diet![/p][p][b][lt]br /[gt][/b][/p][p][/p][p][url=http://bikesplashbike.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/pret-sandwich.jpg][lt]img class="wp-image-16 size-medium" style="margin-top: 5px; margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: auto; max-width: 97%; height: auto; border-bottom-color: #ffffff; border-left-color: silver; border-right-color: silver; border-top-color: gray; display: block; text-align: center; padding: 0px; border: 1px solid initial;" src="http://bikesplashbike.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/pret-sandwich.jpg?w=300&h=199" alt="Who says you can't eat a whole Pret sandwich after an esophagectomy!?" width="300" height="199" /[gt][/url] [/p][lt]p class="wp-caption-text" style="color: #888888; font-size: 12px; padding: 0px; margin: 5px;"[gt]Who says you can’t eat a whole Pret sandwich after an esophagectomy!?[/p][lt]p class="wp-caption-text" style="color: #888888; font-size: 12px; padding: 0px; margin: 5px;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;"[gt]He has endured horrific treatments and brutal surgery without a single moment of self-pity or a word of complaint.[lt]br style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px;" /[gt][b]He is our inspiration[/b]. His positivity is contagious and has already touched so many people. Especially us! Despite everything he’s been through – he’s still tougher than we are![/p] [lt]p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;"[gt]Powerless, we have watched him suffer, watched him fight. He is still fighting and we are still watching. But, we don’t want to feel powerless anymore. We have made a promise to ourselves that we will do everything we can to ensure that others do not have to suffer in this way and better treatments are developed as soon as possible. We aren’t medics, but we hope we can do something… We can use our love of the outdoors, adventure and physical challenges to raise awareness and much needed funds. Increased awareness of this disease will go some way to enabling doctors to detect it early, but more research is essential to ensure that cancer becomes routinely curable and the methods of doing so are more humane.[/p] [lt]p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;"[gt]We have set ourselves a mission and a target and we are determined.  We hope that this site will provide useful information and a platform for people to share their stories and experiences.[/p] [lt]p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;"[gt]As Clint Eastwood (Our Dad’s hero) says: “[b]You Improvise. You adapt. You Overcome[/b]“.[/p] [lt]p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;"[gt]After all “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s size of the fight in the dog”, which is pretty lucky given that our Dad has lost a fair amount of weight![/p] [lt]p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;"[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;"[gt]If anyone want’s to get in touch please email us at: bikesplashbike@gmail.com[/p][lt]p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;"[gt]More details and updates are at our blog: www.bikesplashbike.com or on facebook at www.facebook.com/bikesplashbike[/p][p][/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

30 Sep 2014

Supporters

Jan 18, 2015

harry williamson

This gets you to £50,005! Many congratulations. So proud to be associated with such an effort in memory of my dearest friend.

£6500.00 plus £1625.00 Gift Aid

Jan 4, 2015

Ronald Pattison

£500.00 plus £125.00 Gift Aid

Dec 13, 2014

Emmy

Thank you so much for a fabulous evening - so well organised! A special thank you to the lovely Whittet family who donated their chalet - can't wait to go. Much love to you both xxxx

£1800.00 plus £450.00 Gift Aid

Nov 30, 2014

Ronald Pattison

£500.00 plus £125.00 Gift Aid

Nov 25, 2014

Ronald Pattison

£4000.00 plus £1000.00 Gift Aid

Nov 18, 2014

Geoff and Niki Daly

Congratulations again on a terrific evening and for all your fund raising efforts Much love Geoff and Niki

£800.00 plus £200.00 Gift Aid

Nov 12, 2014

andrew clark

best wishes and well done

£1000.00 plus £250.00 Gift Aid

Nov 11, 2014

Anonymous

£50.00

Nov 10, 2014

Tom Richards

£1100.00 plus £275.00 Gift Aid

Nov 10, 2014

The Britton Family

Amazing effort on the bike ride / swim and hope you enjoyed Friday as much as I did - my parents were very sad not to be there! xxxxxx

£440.00 plus £110.00 Gift Aid

Georgina Weston

Georgina Weston