2013 Cycle Challenge #clairescycle
The Route covered around 400 miles all of which were within the UK, starting in Nottingham and finishing in London.
Claire will took in as many villages and towns as possible as well as lots of school visits where she spoke to children along with 'Fred' her robot suit letting children find out how she walked the marathon and was cycling around the country in aid of raising funds for both Spinal Research and the Nicholls Foundation.
Schools have been amazing at fund-raising for the challenge and thousands of children have now heard Claire's story.
The visits included a video and a talk all about Claires journey since her accident and completing the marathon.
Claire speaks from the heart, and inspires audiences sharing her personal stories. She speaks about her life before her accident, how she started to rebuild her life after feeling at rock bottom, her personal life including meeting Dan and having her baby girl, finding new interests, training for her challenges, doing the challenges and various choices she has made in her life.
She relates her sporting and life experiences to the importance of planning for success, team work and making dreams come true. Also how to turn a bad situation into a good situation. Claire can adapt her talks with specific references and images on request.
'Your talk was particularly well done: your presence is captivating, your speech is clear and articulate (and with a message), and your delivery is fabulous (everything from your tone to your facial expressions)' Jodi Gricci (ReWalk 2012)
Claire would like to continue to take her message around the country so if you would like a visit and are prepared to fund-raise for the case, please do get in touch!
How the #clairescycle route went....
22 April – Nottingham - Loughborough
23 April – Barrow upon Soar - Leicester
24 April – Leicester – Oakham
25 April – Stamford – Peterborough
26 April - Peterborough
27 April – Peterborough - Ramsey
28 April – Huntingdon - Cambridge
29 April – Baldock – Shefford - Biggleswade
30 April – Hitchin – Harpenden - Hertford
1 May – Tring – King's Langley - Chorleywood
2 May – Aylesbury – Leyton Buzzard – Oxford
3 May – Didcot – Wantage – Kempsford
4 May – Wanborough – Marlborough
5 May – Salisbury Racecourse
7 May - Basingstoke - Farnham
8 May – Hook – Camberley – Woking
9 May – Bracknell - Taplow - Beaconsfield
11 May - Hampton - Weybridge - Bookham
12 May - Kingston upon Thames - Richmond - Putney
13 May - Kensington & Chelsea - Westminster