Life Cycle 3

Melissa Wadams, Senior Development Manager (Corporates) University of Nottingham

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Melissa illustrated how the University is raising money for Stroke Research through Lifecycle 3.

Life Cycle 3 is a charity bike ride by a University of Nottingham team led by Vice-Chancellor Professor David Greenaway.The first ever Nottingham Life Cycle, in 2011, took in the ever-popular 'end-to-end' challenge from John O'Groats to Land's End to raise funds for the University's Sue Ryder Care Centre for research on Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Care.

In 2012 the Life Cycle team took the opposite end-to-end diagonal as they cycled over 1,100 miles from Cape Wrath, Scotland to Dover on the south-east English coast for Nottingham Life Cycle 2. The team raised funds for Nottingham Potential, to provide higher education opportunities for students irrespective of financial means.

This year's 1,100+ mile challenge will take in major cities and all capitals of the UK and Republic of Ireland in aid of Stroke Rehabilitation Research. It will start on Monday 19 August and will end on Sunday 1 September.

Taking part in the event is Professor Marion Walker, who has been somewhat daunted by the challenge ahead of her! You can sponsor Marion through this link...

This year there will be three community events taking place in tandem with Life Cycle 3 for you to get involved. The FREE events will mark the end of the epic journey into Nottingham on Sunday 1 September.

Nottingham Leg Ride

  • 55 miles
  • 9.30am start
  • Keen cyclists can join the final stage of the ride from Nevill Holt, Leicestershire to University Park, Nottingham
  • Suitable for experienced riders aged 18+
  • Transport to Nevill Holt will be available
  • Entrants are encouraged to set a fundraising target of £300

Community Life Cycle

  • 10-12 miles
  • 12pm start
  • A family-friendly route along Nottingham's Big Track, starting and ending at Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park
  • Suitable for less-experienced riders and young riders aged 10+
  • Entrants are encouraged to set a fundraising target of £50