What’s Your New Year Resolution?
Saturday January 14, 2012 | Abby White, WE C Hope CEO.
Happy New Year everyone! We hope 2012 will be a fantastic year for each of our supporters around the world.
January is a time for new beginnings, new possibilities, hopes and dreams. As the last of the turkey sandwiches are finished and the decorations put to bed for another year, our minds often turn to new year resolutions. Have you made one this year?
Resolutions can be hard to keep, but focusing on a fun goal is great motivation. If your new year resolution is to be more active and healthy, or you just want to do something incredible this year, consider signing up to cycle Olympic London by moonlight to share life and sight saving hope with children around the world. Go for gold and make 2012 your own special championship year!
We envision life and sight for every child with retinoblastoma, no matter where they live in the world. We raise awareness of symptoms to achieve early diagnosis, build high quality evidence based care and support programs that reduce the burdens families experience after their child’s diagnosis.
Experience London as you’ve never done before, and help us bring hope to children with eye cancer and their families this year. Set out from either Crystal Palace or Alexandra Palace on the evening of Saturday 9 June, and while the city sleeps, make the most of quiet roads on an exciting 100km circular route past more than 50 of London’s iconic landmarks.
Enjoy the wild night beauty of Hampstead Heath and springtime delights of Regent’s Park and Hyde Park. Listen for roars and snores at London Zoo. Be inspired by Lords and The Oval cricket grounds, and the Emirates Stadium. Let the bright lights sustain you through Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden and Canary Wharf. Pause at Waterloo Bridge for fantastic views of the London Eye, or at Westminster Bridge for a quick photo of Parliament and Big Ben. Pass theatres, concert halls, museums and monuments, bathed in their own unique moonlit atmosphere, each adding something different to your exhilarating tour through London.
The route will be entirely on roads for ease of access and quality of lighting, and will be clearly sign-posted so you can cycle at your own pace. Full support, regular break stops and back up will be provided. After your final big climb, you’ll find a hearty breakfast, medal and celebration goodie bag awaiting you at the finish line.
If you are reasonably fit now and prepared to put in the training, you can do this and become a champion! Once you set your mind to it, it’s amazing what you can achieve, for you and for children with eye cancer and their families.
Signing up for one of our ten charity places is quick and easy. Registration is £39, and you commit to fundraising £175 minimum sponsorship. We’ll give you lots of ideas to help you reach and surpass your goal.
So get on your bike and do something amazing for children with eye cancer and their families this year. Secure your place today and become one of our Nightrider Heroes.
Get on your bike and become a Nightrider Hero for children with eye cancer and their families.