|Meeting Cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy|
While waiting for my husband on the Mall, there was a great atmosphere with a DJ playing brilliant tunes! I had a great time dancing around embarrassing my daughter and nephew, it struck me that I can probably count on one hand the amount of times I’ve felt relaxed and really laughed since my diagnosis. I find myself holding back my emotions…not daring to be happy again in case I relapse, I cannot let myself believe that I will truly be ok. Everything gets so serious and you get used to seeing everyday as a struggle.
|The trusty steed!|
|Outside Buckingham Palace after completing the Ride London|
When we at Buckingham Palace another cyclist came up to us as he’s spotted our Bloodwise tops and told us he does triathlons etc for Bloodwise, it was lovely to chat to him. Although I saw lots of Bloodwise riders while waiting on the Mall we didn’t see anymore after this and unfortunately we were unable to go to the after party. Next year we will definately be going as we’d love to meet others who’ve been through what we have.
|Very important to check your Strava after a big ride!|
Later on once my husband had recovered and we’d had something to eat we were in Leicester Square with my family when my daughter was approached by a man who it turned out had lost a close friend to blood cancer. He’d noticed that she was wearing a Bloodwise t-shirt and wanted to say thank you, it was heartwarming to be able to share stories and even though his wasn’t a positive one I am glad we were able to tell him that we are doing all we can to beat blood cancer.
My husband was really happy with his time and will be signing up for next year, since he’s done it several of his cycling buddies have told us they want to sign up for next year and will be cycling for Bloodwise too! Words cannot express how much this means to me.