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Welcome to my Fundraising Site, for Breast, Ovarian and Cervical Cancer.

I’m back!!!

In 2011, I cycled across the Rift Valley in Kenya for Women V Cancer, to raise funds and along the way raise vital awareness of breast, ovarian and cervical cancers in memory of my lovely mum-in-law. 
We raised a massive £10,150 for these three great charities and I trained hard and achieved my goal of cycling 250 miles in Kenya, including reaching GOLD by cycling 13 miles up a mountain and reaching the top! It was the most amazing thing I had ever achieved personally whilst raising much needed funds for the charities.
In 2014, I did it again and took on another challenge; to cycle across Cuba and raised a total of £5,500 for the three charities. 
I said I wouldn’t do it again, but these horrendous diseases just aren’t going away are they!?!
My lovely cousin and a friend are doing a sterling job of fighting breast cancer, so I need to do my bit to help and decided that I needed to get back on my bike and cycle again for these three fab charities – Breast Cancer Care, Ovarian Cancer Action and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.
I will be cycling 250 miles over 5 days through Ragasthan in India, leaving on 3 November 2018.  
As before, I will have my trusty cycling trainer and chief fund raiser by my side.  He has promised this time not to give helpful guidance in how to change my gears and in turn, I have promised not to ‘explain politely’ that I know full well how to change them – let the fun begin!
Any donation is very much appreciated, just click on the Justgiving ‘Sponsor Me’ link, thank you very much for any help you can give.
Love Alison x


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Bag packing at Tesco Ollerton 3rd and 4th February

Tesco have given us the go ahead to bag pack in their store, bless em.








Al’s hubby here.

This weekend, Saturday and Sunday 3rd and 4th Feb we are bag packing again.

Alison and a team on the Saturday and Clare and a team on the Sunday.

So if you see a lot of ladies dressed in pink and maybe a couple of blokes in – Ovarian Cancer Action teeshirts, that’ll be us collecting for Breast Cancer Care, Ovarian Cancer Action and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.

The lovely Tesco customers always dig deep whenever we carry out these events and it is so appreciated not only by us but by the charities who receive all the funds raised directly through our JustGiving pages.

If you are interested in what we are doing and would possibly consider a small donation then please visit our JustGiving pages below.

Alison’s JustGiving Page     

Clare’s JustGiving Page

Photos of both the Saturday and Sunday will appear here later 🙂

Our intention was to have a group photo plus a few action photos but my great nephew (8) was in charge of the camera … enough said. Sorry he missed you off our Ange and Chris.

Bag packing went really well, was very busy and hard work but we do it again on Sunday with Clare and team, hopefully some better photos to follow x

Well, an absolutely fantastic response from all the lovely Tesco customers, definitely need to work on the photos but bag packing on the Saturday and the Sunday raised an amazing £1285!!!!

A whopping £725 on the Saturday and £660 on the Sunday!!

The fundraising is going well but will soon be time to start to get those wheels turning!

If you are reading this and happened to see us all in our pink WvC teeshirts, thank you so much for every penny that you threw into our buckets, all the money will be re counted and with the charities as soon as possible via our just giving pages. xx

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The training wheels have started turning and another bag pack is booked in!

No mileage recorded, just a nice leisurely meander through Sherwood Forest.
Just wanted to make a start but also been to a ‘Boot Camp’ training session in the morning so maybe overdid it a bit as everything aches apart from my teeth!!
Was really nice to get out again on the bike, a lovely crisp day, no comments from the hubby/training partner regarding gear selection, so all was good.

Plan to try and get out once or twice in the week followed by ever increasing longer rides at the weekends.
On the fundraising front, another bag pack has been booked for the first weekend of Feb at Tesco Ollerton, hopefully we’ll get two teams for both the Saturday and the Sunday, fingers crossed 🙂

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Our 2nd Bag Pack is in the bag (see what I did there?)

We have just got our 2nd date for bag packing for the Cycle India Challenge, Sunday 19th November at Morrisons in Worksop.

We hope to have two teams of five, one packing from 10 till 1 and the other 1 till 4.

Hopefully this time we will get more pictures taken, so fingers crossed and will update this post once we are all finished, counted up and money raised, sent off to Women V Cancer.

UPDATE 19/11      All went very well, we managed to raise a brilliant £389 thanks to the lovely Morrison’s customers.

My hubby has said he must sort out  the picture side of things, when it comes to the actual cycling we tend to take loads but always seem too busy when bag packing….. next time will be better 🙂

Pics below of 3 of the team, Al, Helen and Kaz, rest of the team with no pictures to prove it were Kev, Antonio, Mark, Clare and Joe.

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Our first bag pack for Cycle India 2018

Since my last post, my friend Clare has decided to join me on this amazing adventure, we have decided to fundraise together and obviously train together (when we get around to it)

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Clare’s JustGiving Page

We managed to round up/coherse/beg several volunteers for our first bag pack so a massive thank you to my hubby, Ange, Beth, Lou, Joe, Kaz and Antonio who all did a fantastic job.

Hubby apologises for the lack of pictures, was supposed to get a group picture but just didn’t get around to it.

The customers of Ollerton Tesco were amazing and even when they didn’t want their bags packed, still contributed to these worthy causes, fighting Breast, Cervical and Ovarian cancers.

We managed to raise an amazing £713!!!!

Here are a few pics of the fundraising gang.

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An amazing £40 donation from all the Pinxton Gang at Tom Jones Concert

On Saturday the 24th June me and my hubby walked up to the local ‘Sherwood Pines’ for the much anticipated Tom Jones concert. We encamped next to 3 couples who turned out to be from Pinxton.

Several BnC’s, WnC’s and lots of dancing and singing later we settled back into our seats and in our drunken states the conversation got round to my upcoming 2018 Cycle India fundraising and the lovely Pinxton Gang produced £40!!

Thank you so so much, how generous, I really wish I could remember your names!?!

If anyone of you get to read this then please comment, it would be lovely to know that you realise that your money has been donated.

Thanks again

Alison x


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The Fundraising has started!

As we are still getting our heads around organising bag packing events and thinking about all the other ways we can start fundraising, Alison Flint and Alison Lausi have started the ball rolling.
Thank you so so much to you lovely ladies, it really is appreciated.
When I went to my JustGiving page I was again amazed by yet another anonymous donation of £20 from some lovely person, all this, before the pedals have even began to turn!

(The money has already been received by the 3 charities I am raising funds for)

The general, very loose plan, is to start training probably about the beginning of April.

In the mean time me and Kev plan to book in a few bag packing sessions at local Asda, Tesco’s and Sainsbury’s, maybe a ‘cake baking against cancer’ coffee morning?

Once the training starts, I am sure Kev will be busy snapping away with our camera and photos of what we are up to will start to appear, covering our training as well as the fundraising.

Thanks again you lovely Alisons and my other annonymous donator x x x 

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All set for the cold and wet days!

Not actually turned a pedal yet but the hubby has set up the cycle trainer, linked by headphones to the TV so I could actually watch ‘Holby’ or ‘DIY SOS’ while turning those pedals! 

He has tried to convince me to link it up with something called Zwift where you can actually see a hologram version of yourself on the screen as you cycle with other people who are also cycling on their cycle trainers indoors, think I’ll stick to Holby 🙂

Kev has already tried it out and within 20 mins he was knackered, might start with 10 mins and build up!

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January 2016 – – Not Fundraising at the moment– Not sure of next venture yet.

This site is being preserved as it is at the moment because I am certain that I will continue fundraising but just not quite sure when? Possibly training and Fundraising in 2017 for a challenge in 2018?

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Our next Challenge

On 30th May 2015, myself and my friend Helen Barker will be cycling 63 miles in the CAF -Women V Cancer – RIDE THE NIGHT.

It takes in the streets of London starting at 9.00pm, starting and finishing at Windsor Race Course.

If you wish to support our challenge, click on the Just Giving ‘Sponsor Me’ box or follow this link HERE

You can also donate directly to Helen’s JustGiving Page by following this link HERE (When Ells sorts out her just giving password!!)Al-Ells

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Cuba and other things

Well, have managed to totally avoid updating the website since I came back from Cuba.

We managed to raise a grand total of £5,035 thanks to lovely people putting their collective hands in their pockets.

The Cuba ride was really hard, due mainly to the heat which was continually in the high thirties.

Unfortunately, I was really ill while I was out there which resulted in me missing a day and a half of riding but I had no other options as our doctors insisted that I was not well enough to get back on the bike. 🙁

The support from all the girls and the doctors, Emma and Rosa, were amazing, and especially Mel who really looked after me.

Once back on the bike, it was really tough as I was still not 100%, but the girls again got me through to complete the ride.

Cycle Kenya was hard due to the hills and general terrain but the heat in Cuba was something else and just sapped everything out of you.

My next ride for WVC is the Ride the Night 2015 which I am doing with my friend, Helen.

Details to follow in the following post.

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