Lynne's Ride - Dave Scott's 3,000 km bike packing adventure in memory of his Mum and in support of The Lung Foundation NZ
Cancer, six letters that cause so much anguish for millions of people. Like many others, cancer has impacted my life; it took away my Mum, Lynne, back in 2017. Inoperable lung cancer, not smoking-related, in case you are wondering. The irony was Mum had not long retired after working all her life for the NHS at Nottingham City Hospital. Now she was back as a patient for regular chemotherapy and oncology appointments. Life can be unfair and even cruel at times, but Mum kept up hope and battled on for over 2 and a half years. This was after an initial diagnosis of a year. I was there with her at the end, and I will admit that it was very tough to watch your own mother wither away in front of you. I don't think I ever really grieved, I couldn't stay for the funeral and was on a plane back to NZ and back to the busyness of life. This has bugged me now for some time bringing me to Lynne's Ride. Starting on Tuesday, 4 October 2022, I will ride the Tour Aotearoa - bike packing my way over 3,000 km from Cape Reinga to Bluff - you can see the route here - http://www.touraotearoa.nz/p/home.html
I am riding in memory of my Mum, Lynne Christine Dexter, and while I am at it will try and raise some funds for Lung Foundation NZ - https://lungfoundation.org.nz/
That is it, really - you can follow my progress and if you feel inclined, you can donate to my cause - it's up to you.
Thanks Kristine - really appreciate your support and generosity to my cause
Thanks very much, Aroha - very much appreciated indeed!
Huge thanks Brenda for your support
Thanks, Freya - it means a lot that you have supported me - thanks so much
Thanks, Trevor - I hope so!