London to Paris | British Heart Foundation
In July 2019 Richard & Jane joined the Sage Foundation cycle group to take part in the Hot Chillee London to Paris over 3 days, distance 500 km, and 18,000 feet of climbing. Day 1 they experienced 38 Degree heat and Day 3 they were hit with heavy rain. Despite the extreme weather they said ‘it was at times very hard but everyone helped each other get there‘.
On top of that Richard took part in the La Marmotte Supportive, a 174km cycle through the French Alps, which involved an enormous amount of climbing at over 5,000m (16,000 feet). Following this, he cycled back to Paris to then cycle to London in just 24 hours!
British Heart Foundation: A cause close to our hearts, Richard & Jane’s Son Brett aged 33 had major heart surgery , a Valve Sparing Aortic Root Replacement (also known as the David Procedure) operation early July 2019, followed by a Pacemaker being fitted due to complications following the main operation itself .
We are very pleased to say the operation was a great success , and we can’t be happier that he will live to a very old age, he was in hospital for just over two weeks, the staff at Royal Papworth were amazing
95% of all the money raised will go to the British Heart Foundation who’s vision is a ‘World Free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. The remaining 5% will be donated to St Nicholas Hospice a local charity which we like to support