Sponsored Cycle Rides for BRA

As a keen cyclist in rural Essex I have enjoyed events such as the London to Southend, Prudential Ride London 100 and the bonkers overnight Dunwich Dynamo. Fund-raising alongside these and other cycle events has helped to raise several thousand pounds for the breast reconstruction, lymphoedema and cleft charities at Broomfield Hospital.

Recently, having discovered that a number of my patients are also out and about on two wheels we decided to join forces and plan a sponsored ride in aid of our Breast Reconstruction Awareness Charity (BRA). As such on June 26th/27th 2019 we plan to cycle from Chelmsford to the summer meeting for plastic surgery in the UK (BAPRAS) to Bournemouth, around 182 miles, over two days. The riders will be Louise Quinn, Carol Palmer, plus Andrew Wightman and myself.

Day 1
Leaving bright and early on the Wednesday we will head south to Tilbury and cross the Thames with the ferry into Gravesend. From there we plan to continue via one of our sister plastic surgery units in East Grinstead known as the Queen Victoria Hospital before finishing up in Emsworth, Hampshire for our overnight stop after around 120 miles.

Day 2
This will be a shorter day, on tired legs, and we will also stop at another plastic surgery unit the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth for morning tea followed by a course around Southampton and through the New Forest to Bournemouthfor a rendezvous with colleagues at the summer meeting.

By doing this we hope to support the role of plastic reconstructive surgery in the breast cancer journey as recently funding cuts in the region have impacted on delayed breast reconstruction in the Essex area.

We will be extremely grateful for any donation that you are able to contribute towards our fundraising event, on behalf of BRA, please support us here.

Solo Ride
Then in July, Carol is planning a longer solo ride to Cheshire as well doing 400 miles in 6 days! You can sponsor Carol here.