My daughter and son-in-law, Joel, completed their charity cycle ride amazingly well and in good spirits. Thanks to all of you who donated. The cycle ride raised money for MIND, a British charity that focuses on mental health.
This was Sue’s message on Facebook:
I want to thank EVERYONE again who sponsored our 90 mile cycle for Mind. We raised a whopping £640 and hopefully a tremendous amount of awareness about how anybody, including people like the late, great Robin Williams suffer in ways most can’t understand.
For those who have said they would sponsor us but haven’t yet please put your money instead towards a charity which really means something to you.
If you meant to donate but didn’t get round to it, the link is still open via Just Giving.
The week following the bike ride could not have highlighted the need for more understanding for sufferers of mental health issues. As Sue touched on, the beloved comedian, Robin Williams, that two generations of us have grown up with, took his own life. It threw me and I didn’t want to write this blog – it felt like I was capitalizing on someone’s death, even though it was for a good cause. Sigh!
So here I am a few weeks later with the brief tale of Sue and Joel’s expedition.
Firstly I want to make a very relevant Law of Attraction point. What a twat I was the two weeks running up to the cycle ride. I spent a ridiculous amount time worrying, about Sue in particular.
Worry – the most ridiculous of emotions
If you can take action worry can be a precursor to doing something positive for yourself or others, otherwise its just a Pile of Poo Emotion. Pointless. The Law of Attraction hates it. It repels good things.
The problem was that the pair were not training for the 90 plus cycle ride. Sue knew she should be training but she wasn’t doing it.
Anyway, as it turned out the lack of training only caused a minor blip. Sue’s knee hurt for the last few miles and she had to strap it up for a couple of days. No harm done.
Cycling through rural England
They set off just after nine on the Saturday the for a well planned route through beautiful British villages and countryside.
People are kind
There was kindness and generosity along the way too. They were given free pints at the Mill Arms near Romsey. At one point they thought they might complete the whole journey on the Saturday but it was just too much for Sue’s knee. To help them along their way, a lovely couple paid for half of their B&B accomodation at Willow Bank House that night.
Sue and Joel arrived on Sunday morning. I was very proud. They couldn’t have looked happier or more relaxed. I wanted to welcome them with a fanfare but settled on making them a cooked breakfast. They spent rest of the day chilling and talking about what they will do next year to raise funds.
Well done Sue and Joel! Love you both lots.