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Sue Burriss

Riding into 70 - Cycling to all 69 UK cities

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]Riding into 70[/b][/p][p]I have now reached 69, so naturally I’ve decided to set myself the hardest, most ambitious, challenge of my life all in aid of two charities whose vital work has made a real difference to my family’s and my life.[/p][p][b]The Challenge: [/b]Cycling between all 69 cities in the UK[/p][p]There are 69 cities in the UK, I’m 69, why don’t I spend the WHOLE YEAR cycling between them? Life commitments, not being foolhardy and the restrictions around the coronavirus, that’s why. Therefore, I’m going to ignore all bar the last point and attempt to cycle the DISTANCE BETWEEN ALL 69 CITIES IN THE UK on an exercise bike, in my own house. All before I reach 70 and am officially too old for this kind of thing. [/p][p]To put this in perspective; I’m going to attempt to cycle around 2,500 miles over a year, that’s 80km a week. A frankly massive undertaking, all in aid of two exceptional causes.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Progress so far [/p][p]Week 1 [/p][p]147 kilometres, much more than I expected, thanks to lockdown. Heading towards Truro [/p][p]Week 2[/p][p]140 kilometres Truro ✅total 287 kilometres [/p][p]Week 3[/p][p]139 kilometres Plymouth ✅total 426[/p][p]Week 4[/p][p]136.2 kilometres Exeter ✅total 562.2 kilometres [/p][p]Week 5[/p][p]130.8 kilometres Salisbury ✅Winchester ✅Southampton ✅Portsmouth ✅total 693 kilometres [/p][p]Week 6[/p][p]150 kilometres Chichester ✅Brighton and Hove ✅total 843 kilometres [/p][p]Week 7[/p][p]140 kilometres Canterbury ✅total 983 kilometres [/p][p]Week 8[/p][p]127 kilometres Westminster ✅London ✅Chelmsford ✅total 1110 kilometres [/p][p]Week 9[/p][p]138 kilometres St Albans ✅Oxford ✅total 1248 kilometres [/p][p]Week 10[/p][p]116 kilometres Bath ✅total 1364 kilometres[/p][p]Week 11[/p][p]132 kilometres Wells ✅Bristol ✅Gloucester ✅ total 1496 kilometres [/p][p] [/p][p][br][/p][p][b]How can you help?[/b] DONATE![/p][p][br][/p][p][b]The Charities:[/b] PACSO and Poole Hospital and why they mean so much to me…[/p][p][b]Parents and Carers Support Organisation[/b][/p][p]PACSO is a charity based in West Sussex providing a lifeline for families who have children with special needs, like my grandson Finley. They offer a number of vital services including after school and holiday activities. PACSO doesn’t just help Finley, but the whole family. Finley and his sister Rose love going to PACSO where they have fun in a secure and caring environment. It’s wonderful![/p][p][b]Poole Hospital[/b][/p][p]In September 2013 my dentist was uneasy about a hard lump that was developing under my lower front teeth. After many visits to Poole hospital a biopsy finally identified an Ameloblastoma, a rare tumour, non cancerous but vigorous. In July 2014 the tumour was removed with several teeth, nerves and what was left of my lower jaw was strengthened with a titanium plate. My mouth was left to heal, for some time I could only have a soft diet. Once they were confident that the tumour had been fully removed I had several operations to fit first and second stage implants. Not without problems, special abutments had to be sourced and made to fit the unusual length and angles, then finally a titanium bridge to replace the 8 teeth, all funded by the NHS. Thanks to Mr Ellis, consultant in Restorative Dentistry, and the whole Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Services at Poole Hospital. My treatment has not quite finished yet. I will have more appointments with Mr Ellis and the Dental Hygiene team. But I now have a full set of teeth to smile with and eat anything I like. Thanks to Poole Hospital, not only the wonderful work through the Covid 19 crisis but for all the life-altering treatment you have given me over the last few years.[/p]
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Supporters

Jun 20, 2020

Margaret & Geoff

Good luck on your bike ride Sue, hope you make it to all 69 cities and bring back a stick of rock! Your experience sounds horrendous and we're so glad you've come through it ok. Hope the family are all well - we really enjoyed Keeley's lockdown video! X

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jun 10, 2020

Julie Knowles

Wonderful causes. Good luck.

£15.00

May 25, 2020

Dan and Kate

Keep going! Love from all of us.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 14, 2020

Mike Burriss

Supporting my wife who is a very special lady

£100.00

May 5, 2020

Anonymous

Good luck ☘and lots of love ❤ Nick & Krystyna 😘

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 4, 2020

Brenda Stewart

Good luck, Sue. Love Brenda and Michael x

£30.00

May 2, 2020

Mark Keeley Finley and Rose

£50.00