Following the recent trend in fundraisers cycling their way to their charity total, Jim Windass is taking to the saddle to cycle from LA to Chicago, along America’s historic Route 66, for Dove House Hospice.
Jim’s taking on this huge personal challenge to raise £10,000 (hopefully more!) in memory of his late wife Christine, who was lost to cancer in July 2010.
Dove House Hospice offers palliative care for people over the age of 18 with life-limiting illnesses. It is the only hospice in the Hulland East Riding area of Yorkshire.
Dove House cared for Christine in a difficult time for Jim and his family, providing an invaluable service. They totally rely on fundraisers like Jim just to keep going, raising the essential funds required to maintain the lifeline that Dove House Hospice provides.
Jim will start his epic journey at the Loving Heart Hospice in Los Angeles, and he’ll follow the ‘Main Street of America’ – Route 66. His route winds through Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Missouri, Arizona and New Mexico, connecting California to Illinois– finishing over 2,400 miles later in Chicago!
He’s starting on 4 August, and will hopefully finish 3-4 weeks later. His big ride will be supported by a variety of events, including a music night and upcoming public spin cycling challenge.