Two sisters Andrea Harrower & Cathy Booth, both who are very close friends of Fustle founders Alastair & Julie, on two bikes took on 480 miles in an epic two day endurance event cycling around the whole of NI to raise money and awareness for pancreatic cancer Nipanc.
It was in memory of two loved ones. Andrea, her grief still raw following the death of her husband Paddy last July. Cathy not only lost her brother-in-law to this devastating illness but also her schoolfriend of 30 years, Natalie Wilson, who left behind 3 very young children.
The idea was that of Paddy, Andreas late husband who wanted something good to come out of his devastating journey with Pancreatic Cancer. He challenged them to an epic endurance cycle around the periphery of Northern Ireland and they even took his much loved Giant mountain bike on the roof of the 'support vehicle' to take him along for the ride.
Our Causeway Backroad Core has been known to cover a very diverse mixture of terrain but 480 miles all on road non stop over 48 hours takes it's performance to a new level. A message we received from Cathy who is known for many road cycling achievements including Ironman events, Race around Ireland and many more read...
"FUSTLES ARE AWESOME - SOO COMFY OVER 48 HOURS AND COULDN'T HAVE WISHED FOR A BETTER BIKE TO TAKE ON THIS CHALLENGE".
They have smashed through their fundraising target of 60k, then 80k and have raised the bar again to 100k. The money will be invested by NIPANC into pancreatic cancer early diagnosis and screening. The estimated amount raised just now is 96k.
Their Just giving page is open for a few more days, if you would like to help cross that 100k mark feel free to donate on the link below.
Cathy and Andrea
Congratulations and a massive well done from all of us at Fustle and the extended Fustle Family.