Ride London is a 100 mile course which follows 2012's Olympic road race route, starting at the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park, passing through London and out to the challenging Surrey hills, then looping back and finishing on The Mall. Over 26,000 cyclists take part and this year one of them is the hospice’s own Charles Daniels! Read how he’s been getting on with the struggles he’s faced:
I began training for this event in spring, but unfortunately had a slight set back all thanks to a badger. During one of his training sessions I got into a nasty accident in an attempt to swerve around the badger leaving me with 4 broken ribs, a dislocated by clavicle and a small hole in my lung. Things were looking a little bleak as I worried my opportunity to support the hospice by completing Ride London was taken away, but thanks to the fantastic support from Northwick Park A & E and their trauma consultant and radiologist I was able to get back on to my bike after 6 weeks of physiotherapy and rehab!
While I am apprehensive about the ride which is fast approaching, I know that I will get to the start line, try my hardest and give it a really good bash.
This Sunday we managed a 73 mile training ride in the extreme heat and Chiltern Hills. It has given me more confidence that my body will hold up in 2 weeks time. I am just short of £1000. So thanks to everyone who has sponsored me already. if you still want to help motivate me and give a donation to a fantastic and needy charity. Its not too late.
We’re wishing Charles the best of luck on his ride!
You can sponsor Charles at his JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/charles-daniels-ride-london-100