Funding is starting to come in from friends and supporters, so we are ready now for our next phase of motivating companies and businesses to support us. Fingers crossed we can cover costs of the ride and be able to have some good documentation. Please think about joining us for a day or an hour or a moment and sign up as a rider or contact us so that we begin to have an idea of numbers… we are hoping to have the ride t shirts, so this is your carrot! The ride t shirt! and of course lots of fun and laughter and help up the hills! Also, don’t forget that there will be lots of photographs and a little film, so there will be actual proof that you have taken part and we promise not to take any embarassing photos or red faces puffing up hills.. just the ones of us all flying down a hill,hair blowing in the wind! x
I really do think, and lots of academic researchers do too, that physical exercise improves quality of life during and after treatment and I would like it if the medical world would give us tools such as exercise and diet when people ask what can they do to help themselves.
… so I am on a little mission to get people to notice
We are running! The lovely Mr Surgeon and Dr Oncologist and me and my ever so gorgeous friend Nicol are running the Beverley 10k. I kind of plotted and they kind of very kindly went along with it after a bit of a trickery. I first asked Dr Oncologist who said …no way, he had never run and he won’t and he would die if… (no no this is my line) … I had a feeling that he wouldn’t be that easy so I had a backup plan… Ok I said, but what about if … Mr Surgeon will come along … I got a tentative yes, in the expectation he wouldn’t be that daft to agree to such a nonsense. Well I had kind of done my research and knew lovely Mr Surgeon has done some running about before, so he might just do it. I asked and he agreed … I was prepared, reasoning, argument … but really did not need them; it was dead simple …he was just “yes ok we will do it”… with a smile. (Thank you, thank you)
So I was a bit giggly to see Dr Oncologist …It look like time had stopped with a look of shock and disbelief … with the realisation that he had got himself into, no previous running training, 10k running race ahead… in that point I am not sure if I managed to keep a straight face. But He is being brilliant and they have been training together since November … I am sure they are cursing me every now and again but I am sure they have a laugh too between puffing.
So wish us luck … I am hoping they won’t be whizzing past though …
Second blog today but wanted to begin to tell you about the short film we’re hoping to make and how we’d like to show it. We’re hoping to get sponsored to buy or rent a couple of cameras to put onto the bikes. We’ll use them to record parts of the journey and then supplement these recordings with interviews and conversations with members of the public who come along to support us. We’ll also film politiicians and any other well known people who agree to support us. It’s all about how treatment for cancer doesn’t necessarily mean we all have to stop doing things like cycling, swimming..walking. Infact having treatment for cancer might be the moment that we start taking exercise really seriously. It could be a walk in the park every day, half an hour in your local gym or a couple of lengths in the pool… The idea is that we would pass on the film to some of the cancer charities and organisations and hopefully arange some screenings where we can explain what we did (hopefully!) and why. We’re also going to make an exhibition of the photos we take along the way and lend the exhibition out to oncology centres, hospitals or whoever would like to put it up. We guarantee there will be a lot of funny, embarassing, omg moments! The quality of editing etc will be dependent on sponsorship raised, so fingers crossed!
Meeting today to move forward with the ride. Sharing out of tasks, remembering that we are going to have a lot of fun as well as a lot of hard work with the ride… optimistic there are lots of really kind people out there who are going to support us and be our partners on the ride… advice, help, money, jokes…. we’re ready for it all x x