Monthly Archives: May 2017

One lung, One life, One hundred miles

66 days to go…. if you are able to donate we would really appreciate it. I am hoping to get some local or national publicity (watch this space)! If anyone can help promote in anyway please let me know.

I never thought this would be possible, and to be in the position to attempt it, is amazing.

I’m fundraising for British Lung Foundation and Mesothelioma UK Charitable Trust.

Please help me make a difference by making a donation to my Virgin Money Giving page.

To find out more about what I’m doing and why, please visit

where you can also sponsor me online.

Don’t forget to tick the box to reclaim Gift Aid on your donation if you’re a UK tax payer. Virgin Money Giving will pass this on in full to charity, making your donation go even further.

Thanks for all your support
Dave & Ali


First Cycling Sportive

“One lung, One life, 100 miles”

Well not quite 100, but today I cycled 54miles, 4450ft in 4hrs 38! It was my first sportif “cycle for Amy”, which included a hilly ride up brickworks & the cat & fiddle! Part of the training plan for Ride 100! Thanks to Stephen Colley (Kath Colley) for his support to get me round and Alison Staley & kids for their support & encouragement. Many times during the pain today, I thought how fortunate I am to be in the position to complete this challenge and that I have gone through much worse pain! Just over a year ago, I struggled to walk down the drive after chemo and 18 months ago I needed the help of a Zimmer frame in hospital. Very Proud moment today!

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible”. Francis of Assisi

I will be sharing my fundraising page this week for the Bike100 to spread awareness, and inspire others.

Never give up on your hopes and dreams!