The Big Relec Bike Ride 2018

The Big Relec Bike ride –  We’ve teamed up with The Brain Tumour Charity, who do amazing work in funding pioneering research and raising awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours.  Our goal is to raise £10,000 by riding from John O’Groats to Lands End in June 2018 – Click here to see our provisional route.

 

Our brains are incredible. They make us who we are, but sadly they aren’t immune to harm. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40.  30 people are diagnosed each day, and just 19% of adults survive for five years after diagnosis. Despite this, less than 2% of the £500 million spent on cancer research each year is spent on brain tumours.

The Brain Tumour Charity are the leading funder of brain tumour research in the UK, spending over £18.3 million to date on pioneering projects that will help adults and children with brain tumours.

From every £1 donated 80 pence is spent on their charitable aims, so the more we raise, the more will be invested in research. Research is funded through a competitive, fair and transparent process of best practice called peer review to ensure that only the very best  research is selected that will have a real impact on those affected by brain tumours.

Here at Relec are committed to making a difference to everyone affected by a brain tumour. So, in June 2018, our Sales Director, John Stone and his partner Lesley will take on a huge sponsored cycling challenge over 1000 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End. They will cycle over 80 miles each day, tackling grueling terrain, bravely facing whatever the weather will throw at them.

Every penny you donate will be channelled into ground-breaking research and information and support services.Donate a minimum of £25 or more to our Just Giving page and we’ll send you a RELEC T-shirt*

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/releccycleride

You’ll need to register your donation (of over £25) and T-shirt request (and size) by e mailing donation@relec.co.uk

John will be writing a regular blog to keep you up to date with the route, the training plan and most importantly how the fund raising is going.  Watch this space for more information! On behalf of John, Peter and the whole team at Relec, thank you so much for your support.

Latest news – We plan to write a daily blog as the ride progresses and we will also keep you up to date with fund raising and details of how our training is going.  Links can be found at the bottom of this page.

The Big Relec Bike Ride 2018 – Limited Edition Cycle Jersey

We are pleased to announce that we are now taking orders for our bespoke cycle jersey to mark the Big Relec Bike Ride 2018 from John O’Groats to Lands End.  Our thanks go to Bel Power for sponsoring the production and to Idealogy a simply stunning design.  Jerseys are available for £50.00 each with 100% of the money going to the Brain Tumour Charity.

We would also like to extend our very special thanks to our suppliers who are supporting us with either very generous direct donations or with offers of indirect assistance.  To date we have had support from the following:

Bel Power

Bel Power have been one of of our suppliers since 2004 and we would to extend our very special thanks to them for funding the design and production of our jerseys for the ride.

edac

To Joseph and everyone in the facilities in Taiwan and Suzhou, thank you so very much.  Your $500 will go a huge way towards us reaching our target.

idealogy

To James, Simon and Emma in particular, none of this would be here without you.  Thank you to the entire team.  You’ve all been incredibly supportive

Thank you to Megan, Daniel and Peter.  We are going to produce a water bottle I’m sure you will be proud of.

Digiwise

Thank you Debbie for your pledge of $500.  Simply amazing and so kind.

Paul, Martina, Dusan and John – Your $500 is incredibly important – Thank you so much.

premium

Alberto – Thank you for your offer of $500 and I hope you’re going to come over and join us?

Futurelabs

Riccardo – $500 – Wow!  So very kind.  This will go a long way.  Nearly as far as us!

To Conor, Don, Shane, Tommy, Mary, Grace and everyone else in Cork – Thank you so much for your pledge of £500.  Can’t wait to come and see you in Cork, hopefully with the bike.

 

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