Get on your bike and use your pedal power to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK! There are many cycle challenges you can sign up to, be they national or through your local club. From London to Paris, Lands End to John O’Groats, choose your distance and get training. Your sponsorship money will fund world-class scientific research.
Alice Phillips and Paul Wales ditched the Channel Tunnel and pedalled their way from London to Paris to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Alice and Paul were both inspired to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK in memory of Alice’s beloved husband, Arthur Phillips, who
sadly died with Alzheimer’s in 2006. After meeting Arthur, Paul, an occupational therapist and budding cyclist, wanted to do more to help the
cause. His enthusiasm motivated Alice, who said:
I hadn’t ridden a bike in my life but it’s never too late to do anything really.
When I started my training at the gym I couldn’t even manage three minutes.I first got on a bike in May and couldn’t even
put my arm out to signal. I just held on, not daring to let go.
With the support of her family and Paul’s encouragement, Alice achieved her goal. After four days of cycling they arrived in Paris
exhausted but smiling. Together they raised over £3,600 for dementia research. Looking back on their achievement Alice says:
It brought me
back to life again.
When Andrew Stevens got on his bike to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK, it was anything but freewheeling. So he decided to call in the army.
The 16-year-old Aberdeenshire teen recruited fellow students on his Army Preparation Course to cycle the Great Glen Way, from Fort William to Inverness, in an 88-mile adventure across some of the most rugged terrain in the UK.
Andrew decided to help Alzheimer’s Research UK after learning that his aunt had been diagnosed with the disease aged just 52. Thanks to his efforts and the tireless pedalling power of all the recruits, the team raised £800.
Are you inspired by Alice and Paul’s or Andrew’s story? We would love to hear from you. Grab your bike, get peddling for Alzheimer’s Research UK and help to defeat dementia!
If you’re taking on your own cycling challenge for Alzheimer’s Research UK, please contact the fundraising team on 0300 111 5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We can provide you with Alzheimer’s Research UK T-shirts and sponsorship forms to help you on your way.