RIDING FOR ADAM

Supporting Cancer Research UK so that 3 out of 4 people survive cancer by 2034

 
 

ADAM: OUR INSPIRATION

Adam was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma in November 2016.  It was a shock. But he didn't stop living. His plans didn't stop. His education didn't stop. His love for his family and for Rachel didn't stop.  His trust in God did not waver.

The home page photo tells it best: That morning he woke up and was not in a good mood. He hated being bald (he loved his great mop of ginger!) and he was waiting for a serious operation with lots of recovery time.  And some uncertainty... But we talked, and he laughed and smiled!  Because he knew he was loved, and love is the greatest!  That was how he faced it all.  Adam never defined himself by his cancer, but always by how blessed he was.  And this became an example for anyone that knew and loved him.

Adam will always be our inspiration.  He was always keen for his experiences to be used by researchers to help their understanding of cancer, in the development of improved treatments, and to boost survival rates.  This outlook, thinking how others could benefit even if he could not, is perhaps the essence of ‘Riding for Adam.’  Whatever money we raise will not be for our Adam, but it will be for all those whose young lives will be changed because of cancer.  It is for them, and their families, so they can hold on to the hope that cancer is conquerable.

Enjoy the photos.  They are but a small glimpse of his life.  And as you do, see how much he embraced life!

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THE RIDES

1 Hope. 2 Cyclists. 3 Countries. 5,500 Miles. £100,000

 

NEW YORK CITY TO CHICAGO TO LOS ANGELES VIA ROUTE 66 (USA)

Starting 23 August 2021

THE HIGHLANDS & NORTH COAST OF SCOTLAND

September 2020

THE RIDERS

JAMES VAN CLEEF

James is Adam's dad.  Born in the USA, but moved to the UK to marry Penny, the love of his life.  Moved around the UK when working for The Salvation Army, and has also worked in a school in the North West of England.  Now dabbles in gardening, serves in his local church, and helps Penny look after Dad.  Cycling is a recent interest, having been asked by Mark, 'Do you fancy cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats?'  And having forgotten he said, 'Yes.'

MARK BAYLISS

Mark is Adam's uncle.  Born in the UK, and stayed in the UK to marry Karen, the love of his life.  Has moved around the UK as a chartered surveyor, estates manager, and dedicated teacher.  Also serves his local church.  Visionary. Committed. Authentic.   And really started 'Riding for Adam' with an idea to do something hugely challenging to raise money for Cancer Research UK.  When we reach Santa Monica, CA, Mark says his bike is going over the pier!

 
 

Cancer Research UK Registered charity in England and Wales (1089464), Scotland (SC041666), the Isle of Man (1103) and Jersey (247) A company limited by guarantee. Registered company in England and Wales (4325234) and the Isle of Man (5713F). Registered Office Address: 2 Redman Place, London, E20 1JQ

CANCER RESEARCH UK’s mission is to see the day when all cancers are cured.

Cancer is a global issue and it’s on the rise, with 18.1 million new cases diagnosed in 2018 worldwide and 29.5 million new cases projected for 2040 (IARC Globocan, 2018).

Investing an average of £430 ($500) million per year, Cancer Research UK is the world’s largest independent funder of cancer research. With research spanning six continents, Cancer Research UK believes that only by working together with partners globally will it achieve its mission.

 

Cancer Research UK has helped to:

  • develop 8 of the world’s top 10 cancer drugs

  • prove the link between tobacco and cancer

  • prove the value of screening and early detection

With your help, Cancer Research UK could do so much more.

Click here for more information about sarcoma and Cancer Research UK's work in sarcoma today

JOHN O'GROATS TO LAND'S END (UK)

September 2018

CAMINO DE SANTIAGO (SPAIN)

September 2019

 

EVENTS

People are holding their own events to raise money for

'Riding for Adam'

Check out the details

Concert in Memory of Adam

An evening of music and entertainment reflecting Adam's eclectic musical taste!

Postponed

To be rescheduled in the Autumn

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

West Park Road

Blackburn

BB2 6DF

£8 Adults £5 Children

Light refreshments provided

Raffle

All proceeds go to 'Riding for Adam'

trishferrarin@gmail.com

The Pantaloons Theatre Company

HOW TO SUPPORT US

DONATE

Online

Cancer Research UK Giving Page

By Text (UK Only)

To give £5 text 4ADAM5 to 70180

To give £10 text 4ADAM10 to 70180

To give £20 text 4ADAM20 to 70180

To give £30 text 4ADAM30 to 70180

(Cost is standard network rate

plus donation)

Business Sponsorship

Your sponsorship or support will be greatly appreciated.

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SPREAD THE WORD

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In Person

Tell everyone you know! Tell them about Adam.  Tell them about Mark and James cycling across the USA to raise £100,000 for Cancer Research UK. Ask them if they want to see 3 out of 4 survive cancer by 2034...

SHARE IN THE FUNDRAISING

Supporting fundraising events

We invite you to do some of your own fundraising for 'Riding for Adam.'  Consider organising a bake sale, or car boot sale, or host a quiz night (Adam loved quizzes).  Set yourself a target (£100, £250, £500, £1,000) and get in touch and tell us what you'd like to do to help 'Riding for Adam.'

Please contact us by email