Alice decided to take on the challenge because of her step-grandson, Zeke, four, who was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukemia last October. To make the cycle ride truly unique, the route would spell Zeke’s name!
On 1 January Alice arrived in central London shortly after 8am to begin her challenge following the scribe of Zeke’s name.
Alice said: “The weather was fantastic, cool but not cold, a slight Easterly wind, which gave great promise of a gentle push on the return leg.
It was fascinating cycling through the quiet London streets on New Year’s Day.
“At the end of the first letter ‘e’ I collided into the back of Chris and tumbled very ungraciously over the handle bars, scuffing up my knee.
"We pressed on before the knee had a chance of seizing up. The letter ‘k’ was a difficult letter psychologically as going up and then down, then across and then back felt wrong, but still all good fun.
“The underlining of his name was, gladly, as I had expected and that kind wind nudged us back to Chelsea Bridge with very little effort at all."
Alice has raised a phenomenal £2,622 to support children and young people with cancer, and their families. Thank you so much!
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