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C U When I Get There
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A FUNdraising challenge to cycle the distance back home from Amsterdam on a home trainer while visiting people on the way to raise money for Alzheimer's research.
Please help me reach my goal by supporting me and donate!
C U When I Get There

At the beginning of this year I felt I needed to change a few things in my life. As a lot of you know my husband has Alzheim er’s. I am very proud of the way he tries to make the best of the situation but the daily care was becoming an emotional burden for me. I needed a release and decided to start exercising again. Due to the circumstances I’m not able to leave the house for a long period of time and go to the gym so I decided to buy a home trainer and do my workout at home so that I could be there for him if needed.

I started cycling every morning for an hour or so with upbeat music and I started feeling so much better. Feeling positive again, having more energy and slowly but surely getting fit again.
On the 10th of May I discovered that the distance that I’d cycled in total since the beginning of this year had ‘virtually’ brought me from where we live in the South of Spain to my husband’s hometown Amsterdam. I needed a new challenge…

I’ve decided to now cycle back but with detours visiting friends on the way to ‘virtually’ say hi and C U When I Get There

While it started as a fun challenge I though that I might as well do it for a good cause and see if I can generate money for Alzheimer's research.

And I'm now asking you to support me and help me on my way by donating. See it as a pits stop on the way, a much needed sandwich for refueling, a change of tires or a new pair of trainers. Every amount, small or larger is much appreciated! My goal is to get back 'home' at the end of the year with a max of 5000 km with the starting point Amsterdam. This is doable but it does mean I have to cycle about 22 km per day on average and I will keep you updated where I am during the challenge on the C U When I Get There Facebook page

All your donations will go toward Alzheimer’s research in the UK (Alzheimer's Research UK) and the Netherlands (VUmc Alzheimercentrum) so that hopefully a cure will be found soon for this awful life crippling illness.

Thank you everyone so very very much who’s donated so far. Even if it’s a small amount, please consider contributing:

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