1 April 2015
Dean and Martin
Ronnie Remembrance Ride is on the road again this time from John O'Groats to Land's End via Walton on Thames in Surrey.
RRR is the brainchild of Dean Beckett, who in November 2013, sadly lost his father Ronnie to cancer.
After Ronnie’s death, Dean, who lives in Walton On Thames, Surrey, wanted to thank the people who supported Ronnie and his family through his illness, especially the amazing team at Macmillan Cancer Support.
Dean and his close friend Martin Wells have become cycling enthusiasts and decided to combine their passion for cycling with fundraising. In April 2014 they cycled from Walton to Barcelona, a journey that took nine days and covered a staggering 940 miles! Their ride raised an incredible £48,500 for Macmillan.
Dean said ‘We were overwhelmed by the support we were given in our fundraising efforts in 2014. Macmillan is such an amazing charity, so many people have been touched by the work that they do’
The RRR 2015 team will be setting off from John O'Groats on Thursday 21 May on a route covering 1,111 miles in 10 stages via UK towns and cities such as Perth, Leeds, Solihull and Bath and will be detouring via the cyclists home town of Walton On Thames, before reaching their final destination of Land's End in Cornwall ten days later on the Saturday 30 May.
Dean & Martin would like other cyclists who want to support Macmillan to join them for part, or the entire ride, be it 11, 111, or the total 1,111 miles.
Dean added, ‘We are currently signing up cyclists from all over the UK to create a team fundraising effort. We are thrilled to be working closely with Macmillan in a unique way this year which gives participants the opportunity to raise funds for the region in which they live. We are really looking forward to the challenge of the route and hope to meet up with the Macmillan regional teams along our journey!’
For more information on how to join the ride and for the all the latest news on RRR 2015 check out the RRR website.