Posted on May 7th, 2020
Jamie Chadwick, one of the world’s most successful female racing drivers and an ambassador for the Hope for Tomorrow charity, successfully completed her 100-mile ‘Chadwick Cycle Challenge’ earlier this week – raising much needed funds for Mobile Cancer Care and Chemotherapy Units.
Reigning W Series motor racing champion Jamie, from Tetbury in Gloucestershire, was joined on the Zwift online cycling platform by many fellow cyclists, plus a husband and wife team at Hope for Tomorrow HQ, all cycling indoors on ‘static’ racing bikes.
Jamie completed the challenge in an incredibly fast time of 4 hours 45 minutes this past Monday, an average speed of 21.5mph (33.83kph), with her fundraising efforts in aid of Hope for Tomorrow’s urgent appeal to continue its unique Cancer Care support to the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hope for Tomorrow, like Jamie based in Tetbury, launched the world’s first Mobile Cancer Chemotherapy Unit (MCCU) in 2007 and continues to develop, build, provide and maintain MCCUs to support the NHS throughout the UK.
Hope for Tomorrow currently operates 12 highly equipped Mercedes MCCUs, but it costs £198 per day to keep each MCCU on the road. So far, Jamie has raised almost £8,000 from generous donations – meaning the Challenge has secured 36 days of vital cancer treatments to patients.
At the end of the incredible ride Jamie said:
“Thank you to everyone for the awesome support I have been given since launching this Challenge. I am personally proud to have completed the 100 miles in just 4 hours and 45 minutes.
Most importantly, we have raised thousands of pounds for a fantastic charity and great cause, which will assist the NHS and benefit so many cancer patients. Please don’t forget us in these difficult times, and please continue to give, if you can.”
If you feel able to donate to the ‘Chadwick Cycle Challenge’, there is a Just Giving page still open here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jamie-chadwickcycle