News from the road

A new page has been added to the website – 2016 Live! There are some links to a satellite tracker, Facebook and a blog. These will go live in practical terms once the ride has started. Please alert family and friends to the page so that they can follow your progress. If any riders have a similar link they would like put on the page, please let Barbara know.

Route update – important – riders take note

As previously intimated, the UK part of the route has changed.

• The start location has been amended from the Southampton General Hospital to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Romsey Road, Winchester, SO22 5DG. A new gpx file is supplied below for the UK part of the ride (filename: Winch-Ports.gpx).


• The zip file previously posted on the Continental Ride page of the website containing all tracks has been updated to remove the original UK part of the ride, and the new UK part has been inserted.

• All other parts of the route remain unchanged.

In the news!

Home to Rome participant Mark Rickenbach has been spreading the word. Have a read of this:

Daily ECHO cycle article

Mark has also been busy fundraising by displaying his bike at the surgery to encourage patients and staff to donate! Great idea – the cycle to work scheme could take on a whole new meaning if it boosts the riders’ fundraising efforts – food for thought?

A message from Cancer Research UK

Here is an extract from a message received from CRUK.

Dear Members of the Home to Rome Ride

Thank you so much for taking part in the upcoming Inspired Living bike ride to Rome, and in doing so, joining the fight against cancer.

Research is being carried out across the UK thanks to people like you joining events and raising money for our research.

Every one of your rides raises funds for Cancer Research UK.

If you raise over £50,000 from your 2016 ride we could fulfil a research bursary for up to 3 years.

That means that you and your fellow riders would be able to continue a doctor’s pioneering work in the lab to find new ways to tackle cancer, whilst saving lives in the clinic.

Never underestimate the difference your fundraising could make. 9 out of 10 of our donations are for £10 or less, meaning that all those online donations, texts, & pounds in the pot, help CRUK save lives.

Our research to beat cancer sooner is entirely funded by the public. It’s because of supporters like you, funding our research, that over half a million lives have been saved since the 1980s.

We will find a way to cure all cancers.

With your support we will cross the finish line together.

We will beat cancer sooner.

Thank you
Your friends at Cancer Research UK

The full image of the message can be read here.
Good Luck riding to Rome