Trans-Atlantic Cancer Cycle

€6,800 of €10,000 goal

Raised by 96 people in 33 months
Roger Holmes  F92P6P6

Introduction:
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.

Motivation:
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.

Track Progress:
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.

Roger

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Update 9
Posted by Roger Holmes
29 months ago
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I reached New York City last night! Thank you for all of your support. Beat cancer!
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Update 8
Posted by Roger Holmes
29 months ago
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Delighted to say that I reached Philadelphia last night, August 12th! I have met so many amazing people while riding across America, but there is nothing to compare with seeing the friendly and familiar faces of family. I have the best cousins ever!!
With cousins Serena and Helena, and kids
Peggy and I arriving in Philadelphia!
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Update 7
Posted by Roger Holmes
29 months ago
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Hi. A little update. I am now in or around 50 miles from Philadelphia, where I will stay with cousins for a few days, before leaving on Saturday August 13th and heading towards New York City. I will complete the ride into Central Park, via the Staten Island Ferry on Sunday afternoon, August 14th at approx 5.30PM.

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!
Roger
Meeting Abraham Lincoln :)
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Update 6
Posted by Roger Holmes
30 months ago
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I am currently in the St Louis area. I will provide a better update very soon!
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€6,800 of €10,000 goal

Raised by 96 people in 33 months
Created April 29, 2016
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Anonymous
28 months ago
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RH
€100
Robert H
28 months ago
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Well done Mon the City.

CC
€60
Carl Campbell
29 months ago
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On Behalf of 'HereWeGo' Drama & Creative Writing Group, Derry. Well Done Roger!

TC
€50
Trevor Curran
29 months ago
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Well done Roger great cause super achievement.

PR
€10
Pete Rose
29 months ago
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Donation on behalf of Joe Langan

RD
€50
Ronald Dillon
29 months ago
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PF
€25
Patrick Fox
29 months ago
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Well Done Roger

AS
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Anne Marie Shiels
29 months ago
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Well done Roger

GB
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Gavin Bonner
29 months ago
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Well done Rodger fair play!!!

JM
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John & Una McDaid
29 months ago
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Well done Roger. Enjoy your time in NYC and trip home for the final leg. Great to catch up after many years. This is a great and noble accomplishment.

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