This is why I decided to raise both awareness and funding for Alzheimer Research UK, in memory of my auntie and in enormous gratitude to my twin brother.
Everybody has a story about how they got into cycling, what it means to them or why they do it. When we find ourselves moved to raise money for a cause, this story becomes a raison d’etre and history becomes motivation.
A group of friends and colleagues cycled 1,000 miles across 10 countries in 10 days to reach the romantic city of Venice in Italy. The group braved snow-capped mountains, rolling hills and vertical climbs, raising over £30,000 for charity. Jack Newton, one of the riders, speaks about the gruelling challenge.
I’ve hated Alzheimer’s ever since it took my nan from us. Now, 12 years on, I finally decided to do something to fight back.
Sean McGregor and his girlfriend Mia Rawlinson will be cycling the length of Britain this summer to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The Northumbria University students will be cycling nearly 1,200 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats, which will take over two and a half weeks. Here, Sean explains why they chose to support dementia research.
I’m back in the UK and yes, I did it, I cycled 450km through Hanoi to Saigon. Met some amazing people and saw parts of Vietnam I wouldn’t have seen as a tourist on foot or in a car to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Our keen cyclist blogger has helped his friend who has dementia to keep enjoying cycling safely. He shares his experience on our Blog.
Steven Hallam, from our charity partner PageGroup blogs about his recent four day cycle ride to Paris, raised over 10k towards dementia research along the way.
I commute to the Alzheimer’s Research UK office on my Brompton, a small but perfectly formed example of British engineering. I have inventively named him Brom. Brom and I rarely stray from our route to work but this August we went a little wild and took part in the World Brompton Championships at Goodwood Motor Circuit.