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Ian McKay

Cycling round Britain for Macmillan

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]The year 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of my father to cancer. Since then, the care that cancer patients receive has changed remarkably. More recently, I have lost my second father, and then my mother, both to cancer, but I remain incredibly grateful to all those in hospitals, care homes, and support agencies who showed compassion and medical professionalism to my parents, and to us.[/p][p]So to mark this anniversary I've signed up to [url=https://www.cyclingweekly.com/cw5000]#CW5000[/url] to raise awareness and funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, as representatives of all those who showed care and compassion in my parents' final illnesses. Follow my progress on [url=https://www.instagram.com/cycle5000miles/]Instagram[/url].[/p][p]The centrepiece to my challenge is between September and October (rescheduled from April to June for obvious reasons) when I'll be cycling 2,850 miles in 40 days around Britain (see route map), starting and ending in Bath. I'll travel north keeping left via Ardnamurchan (westernmost point) to Dunnet Head (northernmost point) and John O'Groats, then head south, still keeping left via Lowestoft Ness (easternmost point) and back home, then I'll head south to Land's End and Lizard Point (southernmost point), and home again. In total, I will climb the equivalent of 4.7 Mount Everests.[/p][p]On the route, I'll visit places of significance in the Macmillan story. I'll also visit friends and relatives who will (hopefully) look after me. I'll be travelling independently, without a support vehicle.[/p][p]Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will pass your donations quickly to Macmillan, claiming gift aid on their behalf where you have indicated that you are eligible.[/p][p]I really appreciate all your support and thank you for your donations.[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

31 Dec 2020


Oct 24, 2020


Well done Ian

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 20, 2020


good job, well done that man

Oct 17, 2020

Michelle Charlwood

What an incredible journey to have been on. Such an incredible feat.

Oct 15, 2020


What an achievement! Saw this on Bath Newseum.


Oct 12, 2020


Well done Ian! We really enjoyed having you to stay. This is the money from my Giving Jar.

Oct 12, 2020

Keith Elizabeth Rachel and Isabel

Many congratulations on completing the ride! It was wonderful to see you on your way through Scotland! What an amazing achievement!!!

Oct 11, 2020

Pete Hawkins

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 11, 2020


Well done Ian

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 11, 2020

Janet and Tom

Huge congratulations on reaching the last day of your challenge for a great cause.

£78.38 plus £19.60 Gift Aid

Oct 11, 2020

Steve and Glenn

Well done from the Overlook Bed and Breakfast

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid