Route updates

To avoid confusion if anyone is planning to meet Jon along the Facing Up 2 Kidney Cancer Journey please double check the route dates and stages on the main route page here as the individual pages and maps take longer to update, and if in any doubt please contact Sarah through the contact us form on the […]

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Under the iconic tower...

Under the iconic tower…

  Here’s Jon right at the start, on what we were told was a typical Blackpool Day, with a fierce on-shore North Westerly gale! Why start at Blackpool, you may well ask? Well it’s a coastal ride and Blackpool is an iconic British coastal resort, that’s why! Our friends and supporters came out in force to wave Jon off and to rattle […]

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The "Yo-Yo Club"

The “Yo-Yo Club”

Today’s blog post first appeared on our Facebook page.   The photo below shows some of our friends and family who kindly came to support us at Blackpool for the launch two weeks… Posted by Facing Up 2 Kidney Cancer on Saturday, 20 June 2015

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Is your name here?

Is your name here?

Things have been a tad hectic at Tracy Island as we de-briefed after Stage 1, and now prepare for Stage 2 – Scotland, the longest of the 5 stages which starts in Berwick upon Tweed on 4th July Today’s roll call of thank you’s is huge as we try very hard not to overlook anyone who has helped us by […]

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Jon's reflections

Jon’s reflections

It’s good to be home, but I’m looking forward to the Scottish stage of the tour, which is all new territory to me. The map gives an idea of the scale of the journey, which is fairly daunting. It will be good to be accompanied by Vaughn Armstrong, on his Honda. We also have several […]

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Hector

Hector

This is Hector the Hereford bull, the Facing up 2 Kidney Cancer Mascot.  Jon and Sarah live in Herefordshire and Hector was the obvious choice of mascot following their long careers in farming.  Look out for Hector in posts and tweets, he goes everywhere and loves riding on Thunderbird 1.  Hector is named after the […]

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D-Day -2 a Harper Adams Hurrah

D-Day -2 a Harper Adams Hurrah

Today the wheels started rolling and our first stop was Harper Adams University where Jon and two other members of our family have studied Rural Estate and Land Management. Harper gave us the most wonderful welcome, a great send off and a cracking lunch, all organised by Nigel Hill. Thanks Harper Adams very much. Their […]

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Almost 10% of our target

Almost 10% of our target

Thanks to the generosity of strangers, friends & family we’ve very nearly reached the first 10% of the £50,000 target and Jon hasn’t even turned a wheel yet. The ride starts this week with a pre-launch lunch at Harper Adams University on Thursday followed by the big send off from the Comedy Carpet, Blackpool Tower on Saturday 6th June […]

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