Starting in London, alongside 4000 other cyclists you’ll escape the hustle and bustle of the capital and ride down some of the UK’s most beautiful country roads before finally finishing at the seaside. Date: 19th September 2021
This is my second year of fundraising for Dementia UK and I’m filled with anticipation as I’ll be tackling the RideLondon-Surrey 100 later on in the year! Last year I took part in the RideLondon-Surrey 46 which was an incredible experience. However this time I want my efforts to be bigger and better than before. I know it will be a challenge but I’m so thankful that I’ll be riding with Dementia UK again; they were so supportive and knowing that my efforts will help more families face dementia is another benefit.
My dad lived in a care home for four years. Although he didn’t have dementia, most of the people around him did. It was a difficult time but the people we met became almost family to us; we supported each other and shared a lot of laughter and tears.
It was difficult visiting my dad in the home; talking to a person who has lost all communication can be really hard. After speaking to some of the families in the care home, I also know that losing the ability to communicate can be one of the main symptoms of dementia.