After his mammoth event Steve Cavanagh wrote the following:
I wanted to thank everyone for the tremendous support, encouragement and sponsorship for my recent Big Heart Bike Ride in Tanzania in June 2016. I cycled over 250 miles over 5 days, camping out with the Maasai, and meeting some fantastic people in the group and in Tanzania. We visited 2 schools, which was incredibly humbling but also uplifting. The days were long (starting at 5am in the dark), and tough, with lots of hilly off road cycling in remote countryside, but it really was the experience of a lifetime. To date I’ve raised around £1400, which has exceeded my target of £1000 by quite some way. I’m using half the money to buy a colour printer for our vascular ward here in York, to enable us to print off high quality versions of the excellent patient information leaflets the Circulation Foundation, our vascular charity, produce. These will be used for our inpatients on the ward, but also in the 6 hospitals and outpatient departments we cover.
The other half of the money raised is for the Circulation Foundation (https://www.circulationfoundation.org.uk/) which is a fantastic charity to support patients with vascular disease.
If you fancy a challenge, the next ride is in the Far East, (http://www.actionforcharity.co.uk/eventdetailsnew2.php/urlsearch/The-Big-Heart-Bike-Ride-in-Vietnam-and-Cambodia-2017) and the charity Action for Charity also organises several other events. I’d really recommend it, the organisers, route and people were all great, and I met some very inspiring people. Go for it!!