Things in life can change you.
A close encounter has made me realise life is a precious thing and if you can make a difference then there is no time like the present to do so, as you can’t affect the past but you can affect the future.
So a group of Middle Aged men have got together and formed a small community with one thing in common, Lycra.
Bike Boys have decided to do rides and challenges for different worthy Charities.
Our First effort is in aid of Genesis BCP.
I have seen them first hand in action and I am honoured to be a supporter of the charity.
Bike Boys First Challenge is:
Manchester 52 miles – Closed Road Ride – Sunday June 28th 2015
Manchester to Blackpool – 60+ miles – Sunday 12th July 2015
Both different types of rides and both present different challenges for the riders.
Bike Boys is made up of
And more are joining the fun as we grow and expand.
Robert Howarth is doing the Manchester to Blackpool on a single speed bike that his Father used to complete the same ride over 25 years ago! Some would say that he’s mad!
The reason for Genesis as the first charity is Di (my wife) has been through breast cancer and beat it.
Genesis provided the diagnosis, treatment plan and all the care and support needed to beat and remove this cancer from our lives, as it effects everyone.
Here is Di’s experience story:
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2013. Since then I have undergone a lumpectomy, ancillary lymph node clearance, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Self-checking was one of the key factors for me discovering the lump early enough to have a positive outcome and I know a lot of my friends now regularly check themselves.
I am so lucky to have a fabulous husband, two gorgeous kids and the love and support of my family and friends. The Genesis team; my consultant Professor Bundred, my breast nurse Fiona and the team of staff are happy to help in any way, however small, to make your journey easier.
There have been many funny moments along the way (it’s not all serious) but having a positive mental attitude definitely saw me through! My mantra is “get your head down and keep going”, you don’t realise how strong you are!!!
I wish the Bike Boys the best of luck for their challenge ahead and hope they raise their target for this very worthy cause.
So please sponsor the Bike Boys by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/Bike-Boys/ every penny goes to Genesis BCP which is a fantastic cause in preventing breast cancer for the future.
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