On Sunday 4th of August Chloe McFarlane, Nick Hall, Jeremy Brinton, Nathan Smith and Ian Bowd are going to ride the Prudential Ride London in support of our little charity.
Prudential Ride London is UK greatest festival of cycling. It starts from 05:45 in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. Amateur cyclists participate alongside the professionals, raising money for good causes. MDS UK will have a fantastic presence at this event and any supporters and volunteers would be very welcomed and much appreciated!
Here is our team of SUPER RIDERS!!!
Chloe is our youngest rider in this years Prudential Ride 100. A BIG BIG THANK YOU TO CHLOE! Look forward to seeing her on the day!
Nick is a skilled rider. He chairs the great Bury Clarion Cycling Club, a thriving community of cyclists with a huge variety of abilities.
In 2016 my mother was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) and has been receiving treatment since for this little known malignant condition. MDS are blood disorders in which the bone barrow fails to produce healthy blood cells.
Training for and cycling The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 (miles) on Sunday, 4 August, I aim to promote awareness, broaden understanding of MDS and raise money for the MDS UK Patient Support Group. The Group deserves full recognition for their tireless work and care.
Nathan Smith and Ian Bowd
This is what Nathan has said on their Virgin Money Giving Page:
On August 4th Ian Bowd and myself are riding the Prudential 100 to raise money for MDS UK Patient Support Group. In 2012 my dad lost his battle to MDS (Myelodysplastic syndromes) which are a type of rare blood cancer where you don't have enough healthy blood cells. There are many different types of MDS. Some types can stay mild for years and others are serious.
We are hoping to raise money to help fund Medical Support for MDS UK Patient Support Group, the foremost UK organisation focused upon Myelodysplastic Syndromes, providing information and advice on the status and progress of the disease research and treatment in the UK.
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR HEROES JEREMY, NATHAN AND IAN - EVEN A SMALL DONATION WOULD HELP US TO PROVIDE ESSENTIAL SUPPORT TO MDS PATIENTS AND FAMILIES!
We are incredibly grateful to all our riders and their friends and sponsors for their support.
Thanks to people like them we are able to help MDS Patients and their loved ones at those critical moments when anxiety strikes. We provide a 1-2-1 helpline opened 5 days a week, organise local meetings and maintain an updated website and Facebook Group, among other activities. Thanks for making this possible.