That is it we are off #RideforReuben


Hello and thank you for looking at my page. At the end of May I’m  going to cycle approx 750 miles, as fast as I can, to #RideforReuben who is the 3 year old superhero son of my very close friends. Reuben was diagnosed with aggressive neuroblastoma just days before his 3rd birthday. His wonderful parents need to raise the staggering amount of £250k to get him overseas treatment to fight this rare cancer and carry on his childhood and their family life.

I’m a mum to two young children and I’m not super fit, or a super cyclist. This challenge to ride from the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford, all the way through England to the very tip of Northern Scotland at John O Groats will push me beyond anything I have done before, or even thought of.

But Reuben’s fight is bigger and harder, and he is just little.

My ride will be a maximum of 7 days of punishing physical and mental pain, but little Reuben and his parents Jess and Kul are enduring a far far longer and harder trial. And they’re doing it with bravery and compassion and phenomenal strength. I can ride a few hundred miles to help them save their beautiful son, and I hope you can dig as deep as you can to donate to their fund.

This route usually is tackled over a period of 9- 14 days, but with childcare considerations I don’t have that much time. I will camp to increase flexibility so can go further on some days and hopefully complete even faster than my 7 day deadline. I will have support along the way and will plan ahead to stop for donations at specific points to share #ReubensFight.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul and I will smash this challenge to thank you all for your donations.



Reubens fight

Yvettes Route  –


DAY 1. Fri  26 May – John Ratcliff hospital  – Rushock – 71 miles


DAY 2. Sat  27 May – Rushock  to Frodsham – 91 miles


DAY 3. Sun  28 May – Frodsham – Grasmere – 104 miles


DAY 4 Mon 29 May – Grasmere – Peebles –  110 miles.


DAY 5 Tues 30 May – Peebles – Glenshee – 102 miles


DAY 6 Wed 31 May – Glenshee – Nairn  – 83 miles


DAY 7 Thurs  1 June – Nairn –  Brora – 82 miles


DAY 8 Fri – 2 June –  Brora – JOG – 63 miles.

About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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