The University of Nottingham’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Greenaway, will lead the Nottingham Life Cycle, in which he and a team of colleagues will cycle more than 1,000 gruelling miles over 13 days to raise money for a vital cause – the University’s Sue Ryder Care Centre for the Study of Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Care.
Would you like to get on your bike to raise money for palliative and end of life care research? If so, why not join the University of Nottingham’s Life Cycle Team.
You can either join the 60-mile Nottingham leg of the ride, or the 14-mile community life cycle event on Saturday 3 September. Both opportunities are being held as part of the 1000-mile John O’Groats to Land’s End challenge, being held to raise £150,000 for the University’s Sue Ryder Care Centre for the Study of Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Care.
It’s a great challenge, for a very worthy cause. Whether you’re new to cycling, or are a seasoned pro, there’s enough here to sink your teeth into. Kate Robertson (Director of Development and Alumni Relations, pictured second from left below) at the University said of her involvement with the challenge, "I am definitely not a cyclist! I haven’t had a bike of my own for at least twenty years. In fact I probably agreed to take part because I am not sure whether I am up to the ride, physically or mentally. The challenge is immense and therefore, strangely, attractive!”
Of course, taking on a 60-mile challenge is a daunting prospect, but the University is passionate about the innovative research they carry out and are keen to do all they can to raise awareness, and funds, for their cause as Kate continued to explain.
“I joined this University to make a significant contribution to the University's fundraising campaign, which is being launched in October. The public are often largely unaware of the huge impact that universities like ours make to society through their research. I hope that by doing this ride we can draw attention to that and encourage people to donate directly to our world leading research, particularly that of the Sue Ryder Care Centre for the Support of Palliative and End of Life Care."
To support the Life Cycle team, get regular updates from those undertaking the challenge or to get involved, please visit: www.nottingham.ac.uk/lifecycle or to sponsor the team, please visit: www.justgiving.com/lifecycleteam