Our Nottingham Life Cycle team
"We completed our 1,400 mile challenge to the four compass points of Britain for this year’s Life Cycle cause, breast cancer research. The other riders can speak for themselves, but I found it pretty tough. That’s partly because of the distance, partly because of the terrain and partly because of the fact that I’m not getting any younger. But we all made it back safe and sound.
"One of the things that kept us going was the cause, which has been genuinely inspiring for us all. We rode in honour of a number of people affected by breast cancer each day and their deeply personal stories brought home why we were riding in a very meaningful way.
"We set ourselves a goal of raising £1 million and I believe we will get there with your help. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of Life Cycle 6 so far, your support is making a real and lasting difference."
Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor & Life Cycle rider
Our cycling challenge - read David's blog
Meet our team of Nottingham Life Cycle 6 endurance riders
Professor Sir David Greenaway didn't tackle this extreme challenge alone - he was joined by a team of twelve riders, all raising money for breast cancer research...
Member of University Council
Where did they cycle?
Between 19 August to 3 September our intreprid group of riders cycled to the four compass points of Great Britain - from Lizard Point to Lowestoft Ness, Ardnamurchan Point to Dunnet Head. This gruelling route was a challenge of a lifetime, pushing the team to their limits.
A summer of cycling challenges
The Nottingham Life Cycle 6 endurance ride was not the only route our courageous riders tackled this year. In preparation for the immense challenge of cycling 1,400 miles, our team were joined by friends and colleagues to take on some of the best cycle routes in Britain and China.
Zhejiang province - 17-20 June
For the first time, the China Life Cycle 6 team will be cycled around Zhejiang province, challenging themselves over four gruelling days to help fundraise for educational opportunities for disabled athletes. The intrepid team set off on the 535 km route from University of Nottingham Ningbo China campus. Zhejiang is a very mountainous province with hills taking up more than 70% of its land – a bit like the English Cotswolds only with bamboo forest and rice paddies!
Find out more about the China Life Cycle 6 team
Way of the Roses - 3-5 June
The Nottingham Life Cycle 6 endurance team were joined by over 25 Nottingham friends, supporters and fellow cycling enthusiasts as they take on the Way of the Roses, one Britain's most popular 'coast-to-coast' cycle routes.
Our contingent set off on the 170-mile route from Bridlington, cycling through beautiful and varied landscape including the Lune Valley, Yorkshire Dales, Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Wolds, before coming into the finish line at Morecombe.
See who completed the ride - and how you can support them
Our Way of the Roses riders are:
Sir David Greenaway
Nick Miles OBE
Please support our cyclists
You can sponsor individuals or the team at JustGiving.
Lochs and Glens - 20-22 May
The stunningly beautiful Lochs and Glens North cycle route was the ideal training ground for our endurance riders as they tackled their first ride as a 2016 team.
The 214-mile route between Inverness and Glasgow passes through picturesque scenery and bustling tourist towns as it winds its way through the heart of the Scottish highlands.
Our riders encounted highlights including Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, featuring scenic lochs and ancient forests, and The Cairngorms National Park, extending over the UK's largest mountain range.
Nottingham Life Cycle 6 is kindly sponsored by