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Ride of a lifetime in aid of The British Heart Foundation



Danielle Tisdall one of our Trainee Nurses is about to embark on the ride of a lifetime…

Two years ago I completed the 56 mile London to Southend bike ride to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. Looking back it was great fun, a fantastic atmosphere and a great sense of achievement, once completed. At the time however, I wondered what the hell I’d signed myself up for!
If you know me, you’ll know that cycling is not my friend. I tend to go at a snail’s pace, the gears baffle me, I wouldn’t have a clue what to do if I got a puncture, and I have been known to cycle into the back of someone , my Dad actually, it’s not ideal.
With this in consideration, I must be mad, as on the 15th June I will be dusting off my bike yet again and squeezing into some rather attractive padded cycling shorts, in preparation for the 60 mile London to Brighton Bike ride, again for the British Heat Foundation.
In all honesty, I haven’t practised that much other than a couple of 20-30mile leisurely rides, where I have been forced to stop off for a big pub lunch at a halfway point, and then meander on my way like a sack of spuds.
I will find this event tough! So I have set up a Just Giving page to make this challenge worthwhile. If you wish to donate the link is:


I will let you know how I get on………