Trans-Atlantic Cancer Cycle
Hi, I'm Roger Holmes, and in the summer of 2016 I am raising funds for the Irish Cancer Society by cycling across America and Ireland.
Starting in mid-June 2016 I am cycling solo and unsupported from San Francisco to New York and from my home town of Letterkenny to Dublin - finishing at the offices of the Irish Cancer Society. The total distance will be approximately 3,750 miles. I hope to complete the challenge in 60 days.
Should you wish to validate the authenticity of this challenge, you can do so by contacting Ena Barrett of the Irish Cancer Society, who has been helping me to plan the event.
In August 2014 I had a fall from an electric bicycle, and hit my face off the road. I wasnt wearing a helmet. I suffered cuts, concussion and nerve damage due to a hand injury. I also experienced many symptoms relating to the trauma, and thought for a long time that I would not cycle again.
Thanks to the help of some key people, one of whom is a cancer survivor, I am now back on the bike. I have taken on this challenge as a means of turning my negative experience into a positive, by raising much needed funds for the Irish Cancer Society. I am hoping, with your help, to raise at least 5,000 euro.
You can track my progress on social media (look for #TransAtlanticCycle) and also on my blog: The Paris Method.
I will be writing a journal and making YouTube video logs (vlogs) which will provide updates of the challenges faced and my progress. I will also use these platforms to outline how The Irish Cancer Society makes a very real difference in the lives of so many people.
You can sponsor me by clicking on the 'Donate Now' button at the top of this page.
Thanks for taking the time to read this - your help and support will be greatly appreciated.
I've included a picture of when I met Abraham Lincoln when I passed through the historic town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
I'd like to thank everyone for all of the support.
To keep abreast of arrival time in NYC, you can look for more frequent updates on my Facebook page, or the Trans Atlantic Cycle page on Facebook.
Thank you all!