Lands End to John O'Groats cycle ride
Please consider sponsoring Simon, Scott and Patrick who are cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money for RHL; a local charity who are making a huge difference in the local area!
My name is Roger George and I am 73 years of age... In April 2016, I underwent elective open-heart surgery. To aid my recovery from such a major operation my doctor recommended that I start a Cardiac Rehabilitation course. I completed the 8-week Phase III course with Frimley Park Hospital, and then moved on to the Phase IV sessions run by local charity RHL. These sessions have been crucial to maintaining and recovering my health after such life-changing events! I also meet other people at the classes who have also undergone cardiac surgery or other procedures and it really helps to exchange stories and experiences.
Knowing how much the charity has helped me, my son Simon along with two friends, Scott and Patrick, have decided to cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money for RHL. Each stage of the cycle ride is on average 100 miles and will total a little over 1,000 miles! During the ride they will climb over twice the height of Mount Everest!
They will set off on 21st September stopping at Redruth, Yate, Brenwood, Huddersfield, Kirkby Stephen, Moffett, Callander, Invergary and Lairg - finally reaching John O’Groats in the evening on 1st October. Please follow RHL's facebook page to see daily updates!
Sponsorship donations will be greatly appreciated as they will help support RHL's work, including running its range of specialist rehabilitation classes. By subsidising classes and supporting the projects' development, RHL ensures that sessions are available to those who are most vulnerable and at risk and makes the largest improvement possible to the quality of people’s lives.
RHL, is the only provider of Phase IV Rehab classes in the local area and currently offers 6 classes per week. I attend two classes and really enjoy them. I believe I am fitter now than at any time since I was in my 50s! I am also more flexible and generally able to comfortably enjoy a more active lifestyle. Without the classes it would be easy to slip back into a sedentary lifestyle; putting my health at risk. Peer support is so important for those who have been through a traumatic experience. It ensures that no one feels "alone". As we develop friendships and support networks we can take back control of our lives and help others at the same time.
10 Nov 2017
Appeal Contact Details
RHL, The Meads Business Centre, Farnborough, Hampshire. gu14 7sr