Well its all gone very well!

Well its all gone very well!

Well its all gone very well!

Well its all gone very well!

Well its all gone very well!

Well its all gone very well!

Sarah Greene Tribute Fund for Breast Cancer Now presents

Rhone Cycle Randonnée Challenge 2019

Another big ride completed. Another interesting part of Europe experienced on two wheels.

Through world-famous vineyards to the wetlands of the Camargue; past Roman ruins in Oranges and Nimes, and through ancient towns and villages , crossing the Rhone six times over the three days.

Some of the climbs were tough, some of the route was cycle paths along the Rhone and through woods.

We cycled through Haute Loire, Ardeche, Auvergne/Rhone-Alps, Drome, Vaucluse, Gard, Bouches-du-Rhone, and the Languedoc-Rousillon, through the Camargue and finishing by the sea near the medieval walled town Aigues-Mortes.

An amazing experience for everyone and another challenge accomplished.

This was all eloquently summed up by Peter Walsh, and this ride was the first Challenge ride event he’s ever undertaken :

Dear All

OMG!

Apart from having to walk down stairs backwards, as my quads basically scream “no” when I try and walk normally, I actually don’t feel too bad.

The expected heart attack never arrived, nor did the boils on the bottom. The organisation of the whole event was unreal, the more I think about it. Simon, Hen, what an unbelievable job, seriously, I don’t know how you did it, but you could start a business doing that kind of thing.

Chris and Bridge, unfailing in their cheery disposition, were a sight to behold at those many pit stops, and finishes.

Phil, Henry, Thibault, Mateusz, what a dream team they are. Brilliant coaching, brilliant routes, leading, following, signing, and general bonhomie, legends!

Anyway, now that one can reflect from a normal seated position, I am so grateful to have shared this experience with a really great bunch, the route was absolutely superb, and what a great place to finish.

A lifetime of memories formed over 3 days, epic, I loved every minute of it, apart from that last hill before Nimes, which was supposed to ‘downhill to lunch’ !  

Love you all,

Peter

Save the Date

‘GrapeSmith Challenge’ in aid of the Sarah Greene Tribute Fund and Breast Cancer Now in association with

Grapesmith

&

Winding Wood

Friday 24th April 2020

7.15 for 7.45pm

FUN CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT including ‘Call my Bluff’ wine challenge with ‘special guest comedian’.

Orpenham Farm, Winding Wood, Hungerford RG17 9RJ

For further information including ticket prices etc. please contact Hen Wheatman: hen.wheatman@hotmail.com.

A word from our Lead Rider

Phil Deeker

” Although it’s hard to go wrong when choosing an area to visit in rural France,  when Simon & I drove this route last year I was especially pleased with how the route fitted so well together as a ‘complete journey’. I knew most of the roads, but I had never juxtaposed them before in this way. The way we traverse the Rhone, alternating between its west and eastern banks and exploring the adjacent hills, before heading across the Rhone estuary to find the sea at Montpellier seemed just perfect. The mix of wild, beautiful scenery; village squares oozing with typical French charm ; passing Roman ruins that remind us regularly of what a rich history this area has; and then crossing the ‘salt flats’ of the Camargue, with its  largest salt production in France, all combine to create a truly perfect ‘Taste of France”. 

Phil Deeker, Lead Rider

About the Charity

Sarah lost her life to triple negative breast cancer, one of the most aggressive types of the disease. Triple negative breast cancer is a form of the disease which has limited treatment options because it cannot be treated using targeted therapies available for other types of breast cancer.

We urgently need to find new ways to treat triple negative breast cancer to improve the chances of survival for people with this form of the disease.

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Fund raising

Riders can now set up their own fundraising pages Send a cheque to Sarah Greene Breakthrough Tribute Fund Make a donation via on line banking Make your donation worth more with Gift Aid Your contribution makes a difference and SAVE LIVES!

About Triple Negative Breast Cancer

11,000 women are diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer every year. This aggressive form of breast cancer currently has no established treatments using targeted therapies available for other types of breast cancer. Understanding the causes of, and developing better treatments for, triple negative breast cancer is vital if more women are to survive the disease.

BreastCancerNow believes that, if they can continue with their work, in 10 years’ time some types of breast cancer will no longer be life threatening. With our help, they established a Research Unit at King’s College London to focus on triple negative breast cancer. With your help, their scientists are working to ensure women need no longer fear a diagnosis of this aggressive type of breast cancer.

Who we are

A small group of Sarah’s freinds and family established the SGBTF in 2007 after Sarah’s death.

The team includes Sarah’s husband Peter and sister Alice along with Simon Halden, Hen Wheatman, Freddie Barker and Gordon Montgomery. The team work on a pro bono basis and no fees our charged for our time.
We are responsible for overseeing the organisation of all our events and we administer the distribution of all funds raised in aid of the SGBTF with help and advice from the BreastCancerNow team including Professor Paul Ellis who heads our unit at Kings.

Donate Today

You can make a difference. Every penny you give helps us fight Triple Negative Breast Cancer. We have raised £1.25 million to date!

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Corporate Sponsors

Ptarmigan Logo GREEN-01We are grateful to our new sponsor Ptarmigan Land and also for the continued support of our other sponsorship partners VW Commercial Vehicles and Banjo Cycles.

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