Please give generously to CALM UK a charity that club member Christina Dankwart is riding for on the 1st May.

Event: Charity Ride supporting CALM on Weds May 1st - campaign against living misearably - a helpline, and webchat service to help prevent suicide in the UK.

Distance: 120km - and before you snort into your morning coffee because that's your usual club run distance - the furthest I've ridden so far is 117km, and that was with plenty of stops, so this one will be non stop, and at my speed, will take me about 5-6 hours! :-)

Participants: Tina Dankwart, with the support of Justin Lomas

Charity: CALM - Campaign against living miserably. Did you know that the biggest killer of men under the age of 50 is suicide? 125 people die EACH WEEK in the UK from suicide, and 75% of them are male. CALM run a helpline, and a webchat, to help prevent suicide. They work tirelessly to remove the stigma around mental health, and to get people talking - 28000 people come to their helpline every month. 

Background Story: In 2020, during the height of the pandemic, a very close family friend, my father of choice's best friend, took his own life after years of struggle with mental health. Nothing I could write about him does him justice really - he was part of the family, a wonderful human being, and he would call my father of choice every morning, they would chat, it was just part of how things were...  I still feel totally helpless and at a loss of what to say or do... so this is my tiny contribution to try and do something. 

If you would like to support us, please visit my fundraising page: