Le Cure 2017

Sponsor Aimee Parnell

About Aimee

Aimee is taking part in Le Cure 2017 which is raising funds for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

"Le Cure de France is a charity cycle event which involves four days of cycling in the Alps across 385 km, climbing more vertical metres than the height of Everest as well as cycling to the peak of the highest road in Europe.

As you probably all know, I can’t really call myself a cyclist - my road bike was purchased four months ago and I own just the one set of lycra shorts (and even these make me shudder). So why AM I doing this?

Well, Le Cure raises money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity (to date it has raised over £800,000 and created three Le Cure research fellowships) and EVERY PENNY RAISED GOES TO THE CHARITY, to fund the research that Le Cure approves. No money goes to admin, marketing or anything else and everything that Le Cure does is 100% volunteer run. Please check out more at the Le Cure website: http://lecure.org/

Le Cure is also a cause close to my heart as it was ten years ago that the Royal Marsden successfully treated by mother for breast cancer. Gratitude to the whole team at the Marsden coupled with awe for last year’s Curistas (including my wonderful friend Izzie) I decided, aided by a few drinks of course, to buy some lycra and sign up.

It’s no exaggeration to say that I am terrified about this challenge. I am really really scared. By those weird clippy pedals, by the uphills, by the downhills. But with the knowledge that I am raising money for this wonderful charity, I am sure I can do it. If you have any spare pennies, please do donate them. I, the Curistas, and the Royal Marsden will be hugely grateful.

With many thanks,

Aimee xx"

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