A BSGE London to Edinburgh Cycle Ride will take place before the ASM 2018. A group of BSGE surgeons will be cycling their way to the meeting to raise funds for Endometriosis UK and increase awareness of patients with Endometriosis.
The idea was initially hatched at the meeting in Hull. BSGE member Lutfi Shamsuddin met Emma Cox, CEO of Endometriosis UK. They talked briefly about the idea of the cycle ride but nothing was concrete, until Lufti’s raffle ticket was pulled during the ASM gala dinner in the evening. Emma announced to the hall that he was doing the cycle ride for Endo UK, so he was officially committed!
After the dinner a number of other BSGE cyclists made it clear that they were keen to form a peloton and cycle up as a team. Since then the project has continued to gather momentum and members. Team Endo are planning to cycle the 450 miles from capital to capital over 4 days:
Day 1: Saturday 5th May: London to Spalding via Cambridge
Day 2: Sunday 6th May: Spalding to York via Guisborough
Day 3: Monday 7th May: York to Newcastle Upon Tyne
Day 4: Tuesday 8th May: Newcastle Upton Tyne to Edinburgh
During the ride they will be ably aided by Richard Penketh and Liz Bruen who will provide the support and broom wagon, making sure all participants arrive at the destination safely.
The ride is planned to be self-funded. All participants will share the costs associated with the ride and all monies raised will go directly to Endometriosis Society UK. Places are limited and you will need to provide a deposit to cover initial expenses. You should be ready to ride from London on Saturday 5th May at 7.30am until Tuesday 8th May 2018. Individual accommodation in Edinburgh will need to be self-arranged as well as transportation of your bike back. A minimum fund raising amount has not been stipulated, however all cyclists are expected to be active in fundraising for this event with all donations accrued to the team page.
If you are interested in joining the ride please email Lutfi.Shamsuddin@wales.nhs.uk for more details. Alternatively, if you would like to donate to the cause, the webpage is www.virginmoneygiving.com/TeamEndoUK.