The head of Community Fundraising at Brain Tumour Research, Carol Robertson, has completed a 400-mile cycle ride in just four days, in memory of her friend who lost his life to a brain tumour.
The cycle ride, dubbed the “Tour de Labs”, saw Carol start from the charity’s HQ in Buckingham and visit each of the four Centres of Excellence funded by Brain Tumour Research – two in London, at Imperial College and Queen Mary University London – before heading South for the universities of Portsmouth and finishing at the labs at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
Carol Robertson calls herself the “Old Bird on a Bike”, and has been joined by supporters along the way. On the last leg of the journey from Dartmoor Zoo, she was joined by owner Ben Mee and his colleagues, researchers from Plymouth University and members of the Yogi cycle club.
Carol’s aim is to raise over £40,000 to support the national charity in memory of her friend Ian Meek. The amount will ‘buy’ four days of research at each Centre of Excellence.
To make a donation, go to www.justgiving.com/OldBirdOnaBike