Allez, Allez Makes Way for Oggy Oggy Oggy in Cycle Challenge

The Covid Pandemic twice scuppered plans for a charity cycle from London to Paris so the wheels were put in motion as Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity brought the challenge to Cornwall.

12 cyclists (11 RCHT NHS staff and 1 past patient) completed the RCHT Charity Pedal 4 Patients Cycle, riding just over 200 miles in 3 days, Plymouth – Bude – Newquay – Land’s End. Raising over £26,000 for RCHT Charity funds and counting.

“Completing the new route really was an epic achievement with such an undulating route taking in some of the finest scenery in the South West. The team cycled long days through fog, sun and some good old mizzle to the finish line where friends and family waited to congratulate them,” said Karen Murrish, Fundraising Manager for RCHT Charity.

“Well done to them all, after two years of training and fundraising, due to the postponement and then cancelled London to Paris Challenge – this has been a test of endurance, motivation and determination both on and off their bikes!” Karen added.

RCHT Charity Community Fundraiser Lynne Lees said ‘having been with our cyclists every pedal of the way for two years I was privileged to be with them as they finally undertook this immense challenge. The Pedal 4 Patients team members all personify our RCHT values of trust, respect, inspiration, pride, achievement and working together. They’ve all made a difference to the people of Cornwall who have to spend time with us and I couldn’t be prouder. Who needs Paris when it’s Kernow Bys Vyken!’

The cyclists were supported incomparably by Sustrans, Kapar Security, RCHT Sustenation, Cornwall Signs, 4×4 Cornwall and Kier Construction and we’re all extremely grateful for their staunch support and friendship.

Cyclists were:

Paul Lidder, Colorectal Surgeon raising funds for Surgical Gastro Research, Education and Equipment Fund F2525
Tom Smith Walker, Consultant Obs and Gynae raising funds for The Maternity Fund F2429
Brendon James, Senior Project Manager CITS raising funds for The Child Health Fund F2178
Sam Young, Project Manager CITS raising funds for The CITS Child Health Fund F2178
Harjeet Sahota, Elder Care Registrar from Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation raising funds for Tintagel Ward F2700
Rachel Chiumento, Paediatric Intensive Care Registrar currently working in Liverpool Hospital raising funds for The Child Health Fund F2178
Tom Stiles, Senior Engineer CITS raising funds for The Child Health Fund F2178
Michael Visick, Chief Operating Officer
NIHR Clinical Research Network South West Peninsula raising funds for The Cornwall Medical Research Fund F3651
Leanne Roberson, Prescribing Support Technician Pharmacy raising funds for The Maternity Fund (Bereavement Services) F2429
Neil Davidson, Urgent Care GP & Speciality Director WCH raising funds for West Cornwall Hospital General Fund F3601 and West Cornwall Hospital Memory Café F2691
Deb Grills, raising funds for Pendennis Ward Fund F2710 and The Stoma Unit
Nicholas Battersby, Colorectal Consultant

The charity team have declared the event a resounding success and are already turning thoughts to Pedal 4 Patients 2022!

For any further information please contact RCHT.Charity@nhs.net or 01872 252858

Links to participant fundraising pages:

Good Luck Team and thank you for supporting our charity!

Added on 1 October 2021, in Charity - General News / RCHT Charity

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