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Matthew Bennett


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My story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my ‘Virgin Giving Page’ where you can donate and sponsor me for this event.[/p][p]My intention were to complete the RideLondon Surrey 100 challenge on Sunday 16th August 2020 to raise money for a charity very close to mine, my family and my friends hearts. However due to Covid-19 this has been cancelled and not even rescheduled. I have decided I will still be riding 100 miles for charity on August 16th to raise money for Macmillan, the route I have chosen is the grand union canal.[/p][p]After a lot of planning the past 24 hours 3 amazing people have offered to cycle the 100 miles with me to motivate and get me through this 100 miles as this would be a lonely place on my own, thanks to Jimmy Wright, Gav Adams and Craig Johnson for offering this support.[/p][p]Gutted is an understatement as was looking forward to London ride but I think I have now taken on a harder challenge so will need as much support for you lot as possible.[/p][p]I’m doing this event firstly because I wanted to challenge myself but mainly for 2 special people very close to my heart, sadly on the 26th November 2009 we lost my Nan to oesophagus cancer she battled for so long and fought for so long but there was nothing else she could do.[/p][p]In 2012 my partners nan was also diagnosed with womb cancer and with all the help and support from the Macmillan team, friends and family she managed to kick out cancer.[/p][p]I can’t thank the team of Macmillian enough for what they did for my Nan and what I know they may have had to do for my Partners Nan and what they do on a day to day basis, the support they offer during a difficult times for grieving families is second to none and I thought it’s time to give something back to an amazing charity organisation.[/p][p]There will be blood, sweat and tears whilst training for this event as I started out as a novice attempting to get to my target for 100miles, I will be training mainly alone and will need all the motivation possible to get to where I need to be for this event.[/p][p]I will be posting videos and photos of my training throughout my journey and hope you all follow my journey with me on the link below,[/p][p][url=https://www.facebook.com/groups/730753117668172/?ref=share]https://www.facebook.com/groups/730753117668172/?ref=share[/url][/p][p]I kindly ask as many people as possible to donate or sponsor me for this event and dig deep for such an amazing charity like MacMillian, the work they do is really second to none and I’m sure not only myself but many many others think the same.[/p][p]Please share across all social media sites and tell friends and families about this and let’s go and smash it !!.[/p][p]Thank you for the support.[/p]
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Sep 18, 2020

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Well done!


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Well done mate proud of you

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