Angela McShane, R Charity’s Community Fundraiser of over 15 years took on one of the biggest challenges of her life last weekend, cycling 127.5 miles from Leeds back to her home city Liverpool in just two days.
R charity supporter Steve Walls and friends have organised and undertaken a cycling challenge for R Charity every year since 2014, cycling over 700 miles, raising a magnificent £15,000. Steve, Angela and the rest of the team have worked really hard to raise £3,000 this year taking the grand total to over £18,000.
Starting their Epic journey home from Leeds at 9am on Saturday 13th May, the team cycled continuously along canal paths for 9 hours, travelling 65 miles to Church before setting off again the next morning at 8.30am. The team completed another 65 miles, arriving at Pier Head at around 4pm. This was a big challenge for Community Fundraiser Angie who is used to being on the other side, supporting others with their fundraising said,
"I’m not the most athletic of people, my body is not a temple and my physical activity is or was non-existent. But in spite of this, I couldn’t wait to take on this wonderful and somewhat scary challenge with Steve, Tony, Chris & Andrew. Cycling 127.5 miles was tough, but the guys supported me every step of the way…"
Steve Walls lost his wife Barbara to breast cancer 3 years ago he did the first cycle ride while she was undergoing treatment. These fabulous cycle rides have been done in her memory ever since. Angie continued:
"Having worked for The Royal for 15 years I know what difference charitable donations make to patients and their families. Steve is a wonderful man, and it was an honour to join him and his equally fantastic friends in this challenge. I did it, I cycled 127.5 miles, have gained some amazing friends and memories, and I hope that by doing it, lots of donations will come in for our wonderful Breast Unit and new hospital appeal, so please sponsor me if you can"