I’m raising money for an excellent charity called Leuka. Leuka supports research and treatment of Leukaemia at the Hammersmith Hospital in London. Since 2010 Leukaemia has had a major impact on the lives of loved ones close to me and this ride represents a great way for me to show support whilst being proactive in the fight against this very nasty illness.
FireFlies: 50 amateurs cyclists, recruited from the media/film industry, do this each year and in the 12 years since forming have raised £1.2million for Leuka. Having now raised in excess of the £2,000 target for Leuka I will now honour all those donations by busting my 82Kg over some of the toughest cycling roads in the world. The stats are: 1,000Km in 8 days of riding including at least 19 mountains in Italy, Switzerland and France most of which will have featured in the Tour de France or Giro d'Italia - and all in any weather conditions the alpine gods deliver.
I am still looking for donations. Even £5 helps this great charity. Please visit my Just Giving site if you would like to donate; http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AshleyBriggs. Donations are welcome whilst I'm riding (good for the legs!) and even when I've finished.
100% of donations goes to Leuka.
And.... seeing that I have made the £2,000 target I will also be honouring my word by giving £25 per successful mountain climb to the Swedish charity Barn Cancer Fonden.
Please check in to this page between 11th - 20th June as we cycle, as it'll turn into a photojournalism-esque micro blog. Thanks! Ash.