Riding for Cancer
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After learning that a close relative had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, father and son team Dave and Mitch Bull wanted to do something to help.
Read their amazing story here, and please help if you can! Every little bit makes a difference.
When Dave and Mitch Bull found out that a close relative had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, they decided to do something to raise funds for cancer research. Dave – editor of the popular All Abroad magazine – had just bought a kayak. So he suggested to Mitch that they row along one of the most dangerous sections of the River Segura from Murcia to Guardamar to raise funds for the Spanish cancer charity AECC. Although Mitch had never even been in a kayak, he agreed, because like a good son, he does what Dad says – most of the time anyway!
The Kayak Challenge raised around €3000 for AECC, but more importantly, it raised awareness of the work of the charity in Spain, and the work of the Samaritans in Spain, of which Dave is a patron. It’s no exaggeration to say that cancer touches every family at some point, and the Samaritans often have to deal with the fallout, and help cancer sufferers and relatives through a very difficult time.
Because the Kayak Challenge was so successful, Dave has decided to take on a challenge each year to raise funds and awareness of the work of AECC and the Samaritans in Spain. Flushed with the success of the Kayak Challenge, he´s gone bigger and better. The Motorbike Challenge will see Dave and Mitch bike around the perimeter of Spain, avoiding motorways and stopping off at schools and other institutions on the way. They’re hoping that all of Spain will join in to raise money which will be cashed in to add to the total.
Here is the itinerary:
Tuesday 27 Sept Depart from GA.
Stay around Valencia.
Wednesday 28 Sept Depart from Valencia.
Stay around Barcelona.
Thursday 29 Sept Depart from Barcelona.
Stay around Cadaques.
Friday 30 Sept Depart from Cadaques.
Travel in Pyrenees.
Saturday 1 Oct Travel in Pyrenees.
Possibly visit Andorra.
Sunday 2 Oct Travel in Pyrenees.
Stay around Pamplona.
Monday 3 Oct Depart from Pamplona.
Visit San Juan de Gaztelugatxe.
Stay around Bilbao.
Tuesday 4 Oct Depart from Bilbao.
Stay around Gijón.
Wednesday 5 Oct Depart from Gijón.
Stay around A Coruña.
Thursday 6 Oct Depart from A Coruña.
Stay around A Paratxe.
Friday 7 Oct Depart from A Paratxe.
Stay around Zamora (or carry on to Madrid.)
Saturday 8 Oct Travel from Zamora to Madrid.
Stay in Madrid.
Sunday 9 Oct Return to Zamora.
Monday 10 Oct Depart from Zamora.
Stay around Badajoz.
Tuesday 11 Oct Depart from Badajoz.
Stay around Huelva.
Wednesday 12 Oct Depart from Huelva.
Travel to Sevilla for rest day.
Thursday 13 Oct Depart from Sevilla.
Stay around La Linea and visit Gibraltar.
Friday 14 Oct Depart from La Linea.
Saturday 15 Oct Depart from Malaga.
Travel to Granada for rest day.
Sunday 16 Oct Depart from Granada.
Stay around Almería.
Monday 17 Oct Depart from Almería.
Stay around Cartagena.
Tuesday 18 Oct Depart from Cartagena.
Stay around Murcia.
Wednesday 19 Oct Depart from Murcia.
Stay around Mar Menor or San Javier.
Thursday 20 Oct Depart from Mar Menor or San Javier.
Stop at the Samaritans Shop – Punta Prima
Stop in Torrevieja (Coys Cars)
Arrive in Gran Alacant