Lynne's Ride

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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

Albany, Auckland

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.

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Training for Lynne's Ride  11 August 2022

Even with terrible weather, training has to continue. Check out my recent 90 km Gravel Ride around Puhoi in the rain. Thanks for your support, everyone!!

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Kristine
Kristine 1 day ago
Mums are the absolute best - what an amazing way to honour yours :o)
$100
Dave Scott

Thanks Kristine - really appreciate your support and generosity to my cause

Dave Scott
A
A 3 days ago
Best of luck Dave!
$50
Dave Scott

Thanks very much, Aroha - very much appreciated indeed!

Dave Scott
brenda
brenda 3 days ago
What an amazing adventure and way to celebrate your mum as well as contributing to positive change
$20
Dave Scott

Huge thanks Brenda for your support

Dave Scott
Freya
Freya 3 days ago
What a great tribute to the memory of your mum, Dave
$20
Dave Scott

Thanks, Freya - it means a lot that you have supported me - thanks so much

Dave Scott
Trevor
Trevor 3 days ago
Way to go Dave - Lynne will be smiling on you.
$20
Dave Scott

Thanks, Trevor - I hope so!

Dave Scott

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