Update from Emily
27th February 2013
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Background on The Bedell China Challenge 2013 in support of Jersey Hospice.

Each year a cycle challenge is organised by Jersey Hospice Care Fundraising Limited in conjunction with Discover Adventure, a company which designs and operates active and challenging trips worldwide. This September the challenge is to be held in China and we cycle part of the Great Wall, those taking part have to follow the mountains up and round the outside! The total cycle will cover around 500km (roughly 300 miles) of rough and hilly terrain, averaging between 80-100km (roughly 6-8 hours) per day, over 7 days (total trip being 11 days including travel). The cycle will be lead by an experienced expedition leader appointed by Discover Adventure and they will be supported by an experienced team including guides, bike technicians and even a doctor.

Update on Emily’s progress

After a much needed holiday (on the mountains!) I am back, refreshed and ready to get stuck in to my training despite the awful weather. I have been to see Tony at Flamme Rouge (click here for their website) for a bike fit so I am now sitting comfortably and correctly making me faster and more efficient, I can already feel the benefits. I would highly recommend him as he is friendly, welcoming and very professional plus he has exceptional prices.

I had to change my training day at the weekend which meant I was cycling solo on Saturday, albeit not in the rain(!), but the lack of motivation from the group was noticeable and I only managed a cold 22 miles, OK but not great, I know I can do better). Hopefully this weekend will be bigger and better! Plus it will be nice to see my fellow challengers again after 3 weeks and hopefully some new faces.

I have so far raised around 35% of my fundraising target which is absolutely amazing so I just want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated so far and a little plea to those who have yet to donate, every penny helps. I have got some fundraising ideas in the pipeline, the first one hopefully being a quiz night, so watch this space for more details.

Not much else has happened since my last blog but if you think of any questions to help probe my brain for further information I am sure there will be something.

About Jersey Hospice

Jersey Hospice Care is a specialist palliative nursing service which provides holistic care, free of charge, to islanders with cancer and motor neuron disease. These services are provided within patients' homes, day hospice and the in-patient unit at Clarkson House. There is also a community bereavement service available to both adults and children who have suffered a loss, regardless of the nature of bereavement. As Jersey Hospice Care are an independent charity they rely on the kindness and generosity of supporters in Jersey and further afield, which is where you come in. In order to take part on the trip I have agreed to raise a set sum of sponsorship and I am hoping that with the generosity of friends, family and any other supporters then I will be able to reach my target.

How to support Emily and raise funds for Jersey Hospice

If you are able to spare a few pennies (or pounds) for charity, please click here to make a donation; Choose 'Bedell China Challenge 2013' from the 'Select Event' list;Select 'Emily Le Beuvant' from the 'Select Participant' list

Thanks Emily

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