Kate Potter earlier this year lost her father suddenly, after suffering a fatal heat-attack. Lester Potter was a keen sportsman and cyclist who had started plans to ride from Geneva to Milan in June of this year.
Along with Nicola Bell and Finlay MacLean, Kate has taken up his challenge and decided to ride a similar distance from Amsterdam to Berlin. 10 days in all and over 600 miles.
Their ride begins tomorrow, Thursday 28 August with an early start and a trip to Amsterdam. They expect to arrive in Berlin on 8th September.
Losing my dad has been without doubt the most difficult thing I have had to deal with in my life, and I find myself wanting to do something that will make a difference to people who suffer with heart problems.
Dad was a sportsman and also a very keen cyclist who was planning a fund raising cycle ride from Geneva to Milan in June this year. Sadly he was unable to achieve this special goal, as he passed away suddenly in April after suffering a fatal heart attack.
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They have chosen to ride on behalf of Papworth Hospital, Kate explains.
Papworth Hospital seemed the obvious choice as it is the UK’s largest specialist cardiothoracic hospital and the country’s main heart and lung transplant centre treating over 22,800 inpatient and day cases and 53,400 outpatients each year from across the UK.
They have set up a JustGiving page which can be found at: https://www.justgiving.com/cyclingforLGP and you can follow them on Twitter @CyclingforLGP and we will also be producing regular updates.
For those interested in their route, you can look at Wikipedia however you will need to use your translator as it’s in German. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europaradweg_R1