MICHAEL’S 50 MILE SPORTIVE – 23RD SEPTEMBER 2012

ASSAY MASTER AT THE BIRMINGHAM ASSAY OFFICE

Michael’s 50 mile Sportive – Why is he doing it??

We can all remember the thrill of getting a new bike. Imagine that multiplied a hundred times if you are a kid with cancer and a new bike or tricycle comes into your life.

To see children suffering from cancer is one of our worst fears. Giving these very sick children and teenagers some happiness and freedom away from ther treatment and in the outdoors brings joy to their lives and relief to their families and carers.

Cyclist for cancer http://cyclistsfc.org.uk/ are doing the job and Michael has decided to help them.

You have seen Wiggo and Victoria, Sir Chris and young Laura winning Olympic gold. You have seen how good they look in lycra. What you haven’t seen is Michael Allchin attempting the Cotswold escarpments on his bike.

He admits he doesn’t look good in lycra!!. And his legs are not as young as they used to be. Even so he is training for the 50 mile Four Shires Sportive taking place on Sunday 23rd September. Michael is determined to raise enough money to buy at the very least one new bike through Cyclists fighting Cancer and make a huge difference to the life of a child or teenager suffering from cancer.

” I had a new bike last Christmas from my family. Even as a Grandad I was elated. I wanted a challenge for my new bike and old legs. Combining the challenge with the thought of making someone else’s dream come true is a big motivation and will be hugely satisfying” says Michael in his usual enthusiastic way.

Michael has never ridden 50 miles in one outing before and the three almost vertical hills on this route are not for the faint hearted. Even the most relentlessly energetic grandad is going to need every ounce of detemination and strength to last the course. This is absolutely not a soft challenge.

Please give Michael your support and encouragement by sponsoring him here. And take just a moment to check out the cfc website http://cyclistsfc.org.uk/ and see what this amazing charity are doing to change children’s lives.

Michael’s training for the upcoming 50 mile Cycle Sportive in the Cotswolds this weekend has now stepped up a gear. In the last ten days he has run for an hour and three-quarters and cycled over 110 miles. He has also kept off any booze. So there’s a couple of challenges there to be overcome, one physical, one of will power. In the meantime we have started a sweepstake at the Office, with the £1 stake on my time all going towards buying bikes for children with cancer. Some of the team at the Assay Office must think he is either on a motorbike or is the new Wiggo with an estimated time well under 2 hours while others are betting that he will be out there in the Wolds forever and DOA (dead on arrival). All good fun. So far we have raised well over £2,250 and will be buying a new tricycle through Cyclists for Cancer for a girl named Hope who lives in Birmingham. We want to do more and aim to get through the £3,000 barrier to buy more bikes for these very sick children.
Thank you.
DONATE NOW – https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/donate/makeDonationForFundraiserDisplay.action?fundraiserActivityId=247996

Fundraiser:
Michael Allchin
My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MichaelAllchin

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