'Big C Big Cycle' Challenge Countdown
Cancer three times but Mandy is still 'riding high' to raise money for cancer research and Maggies Centres
Local resident Mandy Riches is counting the days before embarking on what she described as "a crazy scary challenge" to raise money for Maggie's Centres and Cancer Research UK.
Mandy, who has survived cancer three times, will pedal from Edinburgh's Maggie's Centre to London Maggie's Centre at Charing Cross Hospital which will take her up hill and down dale over 460 odd miles in five days in July. She has already raised her target of £5,000 and is hoping to increase this to £7,500.
You can watch Mandy's video at http://youtu.be/K8Jq2zXvXxg
During the cycle ride she will be posting on her public Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BigCBigCycle and twitter https://twitter.com/AmandaRiches
However, now she feels fitter and healthier and has been training hard to raise funds for Maggie's and also for Cancer Research UK.
The route Mandy will take over five days
"I feel incredibly lucky, and I am very grateful for the support of my family and friends, the wonderful team and people I have met at the Maggies Cancer Centre in London, and the sheer amount of research that is undertaken to beat this disease that touches so many people.
"Maggie's was there for me and I want to help make sure they can continue to support others that need their services and a place just to be at this time.
Her family commented: ‘Mandy is facing the challenge of this cycle ride with the same determination that she faced cancer. The first time when she was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma and went through the gruelling treatment, she called it "a small blip in her life" !!!! Unfortunately it was going to hit her again a second time and once more she underwent more tough treatment, and came out smiling afterwards.
or the BigCBigCycle Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BigCBigCycle for updates.
June 25, 2014