Relec May 2018 Newsletter

14th May 2018

The Big Relec Bike Ride 2018 – Brain Tumour Charity Fundraiser

The work of the brain tumour charity is very much in the news this week following the sad death of Tessa Jowell.  Hopefully we can do our bit to raise awareness and also some much needed funds through our 2 week cycle ride from John O’Groats to Lands End.

Our sincere thanks go out to friends, family and colleagues that came to our fundraising event over the bank holiday weekend.  I hope we kept everyone well fed on a mix of haggis, German sausages and sauerkraut.  We’ve pushed our grand total up over the £5000 mark now and are feeling confident that we can hit our £10,000 target.

Brain tumours are the biggest cancer related killer of children and young adults under 40 in the UK, but survival rates have improved very little in the past 40 years. The brain tumour charity not only funds research worldwide, but are also working on improving diagnosis times, thereby improving survival rates. The charity’s headsmart campaign has for example reduced average diagnosis times in children from 14.4 weeks to 6.5 weeks, and they are aiming to improve this further.

Our ride starts from John O’Groats on 31st May and will be riding 80 miles a day come rain or shine (hopefully the latter), finishing at Lands End on Wednesday 13th June – Our route.

We’ve just 2 weeks to go now until we embark on what will be an epic and tortuous journey, but that’s just Pete’s driving up to Inverness.  After that we’ve just got the comfort of our saddles and lots of fresh air over 1100 miles of Britain’s finest countryside to enjoy.

Hopefully you’ve already seen our ride profile, training blog and route schedule.  We also plan to post a report of each day’s ride to keep you up to date on how things are going.  Please stay in touch and let us have your feedback.

If we’re passing through your town we would love to hear from you and we will try and stop by.

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John Stone – Sales Director

Tel: 01929 555700



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Sales Director
Tel: 01929 555700 /



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