Carlisle - Stonehaven Cycle Event 13-16 July 2017

KCC Members Colin Farrell, Margaret Whyte, Scott Waller, Steve Chisholm & Chris Stones along with 16 other people, will cycle from Carlisle to Stonehaven and back again to Carlisle over 4 days. Their route will take them via Glasgow, Kincardine and Fife on the outward route and via Perth and Edinburgh on the return route, covering a massive 468 miles.

Cycle For Sam is a charity cycle ride to raisie money for the Brain Tumour Charity and is in memory of a little boy called Sam Dorrance passed away to this condition last year

Colin Dorrance, Sam's uncle thought up the ride having witnessed first-hand his nephew's fight with a brain tumour, and wishes the proceeds raised for the ride to go to help others with the condition

In August 2015, Sam Dorrance then aged 4 was just another happy child counting down the days until he started school.

On his first day of school he presented the first signs of a brain tumour, namely morning vomiting and headaches.

Less than 2 weeks later his family was given the devastating news that Sam had a tumour in the back of his brain. Sam underwent a 7 hour operation to remove the tumour and initially recovered well. Two weeks later however it was clear that he wasn't quite himself. He underwent more operations and as time went on, he deteriorated more.

Sam spent his 5th birthday in the intensive care unit at the Edinburgh Royal Hospital for Sick Children. After time spent time in the ITU he was well enough to return to a standard ward, but his injuries by this point meant he had to learn to walk again. Sam has been amazing, he can walk unaided but at the moment is still unable to skip or jump or run, most of the things in fact that normal 5 year olds should be doing. 

He spent all but a handful of days as a patient at hospital battling the condition and its many complications. His mum and dad during that time have lived in temporary accommodation in Edinburgh in order to be by his side throughout an agonising process of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Sadly, little Sam passed away in the summer of 2016 a few months before his sixth birthday. 

Since then, Cycle for Sam has continued with the help of his family and support from all sorts of people in our communities to raise money and awareness for people affected by brain tumours.

Further details on Sam and how to donate to this charity can be found at.

https://www.cycleforsam.org/cycle-for-sam-2017

 Also you Click on the Strava link below for the Fife to Stonehaven section of the route.

https://www.strava.com/activities/621723508

 

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