The next challenge for Cancer Research
Posted on Sunday, June 24, 2018 by Elly Hanna — No comments
Yuon Skelton is taking on the next challenge for Cancer Research, cycling the Ride London- Surrey on Sunday 29 July 2018. Below Yuon tells us the why and the how.
The cause – I took this challenge on for Cancer Research UK as it’s a disease which has directly affected my family and hopefully the money I raise will improve the chances of people beating cancer in the future. The current survival rate of 50% isn’t high enough for my liking.
Why Ride London – Surrey 100? As an aspiring MAMIL this event is the biggest cycling event in the UK with 25,000 participants every year. It’s the cycling equivalent of the London Marathon and is a rare opportunity to ride through the streets of London traffic free and contest a sprint finish down The Mall.
The route – One hundred miles following the route of the 2012 Olympic road race. The course features 4,325 feet of uphill riding and weighing in at a rather hefty 100kg’s will ensure that every foot of will be a slog! Thankfully there is also plenty of downhill. Over the day I should burn over 5000 calories which is about 10 Big Mac® burgers worth of energy.
The training – I’ve been out nearly every weekend in wind/rain/sun and even snow at one point to get the miles under my belt in preparation. On the day I’m aiming to complete the event in around 6 hours.
Worst part of training so far? - A very undignified fall in the middle of Buckingham which caused a traffic jam.
To sponsor Yuon please follow the link below.