Heath & Wiltshire’s Cycle Ride For CLIC Sargent
Founded in 2005, CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity that aims to help children suffering with cancer alongside their families.
Their specialist teams will step in to support children & their families from diagnosis, throughout their treatment and in some cases, with bereavement.
The package of support is tailored to each individual so they can focus on the most important thing – getting well.
The Charity also conducts research into the effects of cancer and young children, using both evidence and what children have to say about how cancer affects them to raise awareness & gain influence with policy makers.
In doing this they hope to improve policies & make a real change for cancer sufferers.
Heath & Wiltshire fully support CLIC Sargent and the work they do.
In an effort to raise both money and awareness for the charity our Operations Director, Tom J Marriot, took park in a cycle ride over two days alongside 3 friends.
The ride started on Saturday at the beach in Weston Super-Mare, though they weren’t there long as everyone was keen to get started. At 10am they began their journey, heading in the direction of wells.
When they arrived, after a gruelling morning of riding, they stopped for some well-deserved lunch!
Unfortunately, in typical English fashion, the weather was awful – everyone looked like drowned rats! The best option was to ride to the Assistant Operations Managers, Emma’s house nearby, store their bikes and wait it out until Sunday to finish the ride! Big thanks to Emma and her husband, Ian for providing towels and cups of coffee while we waited in their garage for our taxi to arrive.
- Miles Ridden: 60
- Feet Climbed 5,400
Sunday was a much better day in terms of weather. So, bright and early everyone gathered their bikes and began the second leg of the journey.
Starting in Westbury Tom & his friends travelled to Devizes and followed the road leading them to the ridgeway at Avebury.
Aside from stopping to enjoy the views every now and then, they followed the ridgeway until arriving at the destination in East Hagbourne!
- Miles Ridden: 55
- Feet Climbed: 3,000
Overall Tom & his friends covered a distance of 115 miles and climbed around 8,400 feet over both days!
Congratulations to everyone involved. We’re incredibly proud to have achieved this for an inspirational charity!
So much so that another event is planned this weekend for the British Heart foundation. The aim is to cycle from London to Brighton off road!
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on how it goes.