25 Years 25 Counties
In the summer of 1986, when I was 14 years old, I was diagnosed with Leukaemia. At the time I was given a 50/50 chance of survival. Thankfully I was one of the lucky ones. Even today, a teenager battling blood cancer has only a 65% chance of surviving.
The summer of 2013 is the 25th anniversary of me being given the all clear from leukaemia, and so I have decided to do something to mark this, to raise awareness that this awful disease can be beaten, as well as raising money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, a charity my family and I have supported for many years.
As I have always been into cycling, I decided to do a charity bike ride, and following an idea from my wife and my sister in law, I and a group of friends will be cycling 25 counties of England in a week – roughly 80 miles a day for seven days – in late June 2013. All of the riders will be raising money through this page, so when you donate, say who you are supporting.
I hope everyone who visits this page will make a donation - and more importantly help spread the word that leukaemia can be beaten. For more information, take a look at my website: www.25years25counties.co.uk.
Raised so far:£3,613
Dan's aim was to come up with a route that was to do with twenty five, as a celebraton of the 25th anniversary of him being given the all clear for leukaemia. The initial suggestion of 25 countries of Europe, seemed rather over ambitious, so Dan's sister in law came up with the idea of 25 counties. The result is a roughly 560 mile route beginning and ending at Dan's parents' home in Gloucestershire. Dan and his fellow riders will be cycling roughly 80 miles per day for seven days.
Dan is keen for as many people to take part as possible. Take a look at the route and if it's coming near you why not come out and join the ride? Contact Dan via his website.