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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... 

Andy Noyes

Professor of Education

Sponsor Andy at Just Giving

Karen Cox

Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Sponsor Karen at Just Giving 

Sara Goodacre

Associate Professor of Life Sciences

Sponsor Sara at Just Giving 

Doug Thomson

Director of the Campaign and Alumni Relations Office

Sponsor Doug at Just Giving



Steve Wright

University Chauffeur

Sponsor Steve at Just Giving

Nick Miles OBE


Sponsor Nick at Just Giving

Marion Walker

Professor of Stroke Rehabilitation
Sponsor Marion at Just Giving

Kerry Law

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Sponsor Kerry at Just Giving 



Susan Anderson

Associate Professor of Pathology
Sponsor Susan at Just Giving 

Steve Walton

Member of University Council

Kate Radford

Associate Professor of Vocational Rehabilitation

Sponsor Kate at Just Giving 

John Robertson

Professor of Surgery and leading breast cancer expert

Sponsor John at Just Giving 



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.


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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. 

  Some of our Life Cycle 6 riders getting ready to raise money for The University of Nottingham's breast cancer research


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

Map of the route through Zhejiang Province - Life Cycle 6 China


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: 

Ben Beranek
Eddie Brocklesby
Joe Caunce
Harry Copson
Karen Cox
Steve Davenport
Tim Garratt
Sir David Greenaway
Peter Homa 
Chris Jagger
Ryan Keyworth
Michael Lappin
Kerry Law
Andrew Leyshon
Kiri Madhani 
Anthony May
Nick Miles OBE
Andy Noyes
John Proctor 
John Quirk
Kate Radford
John Robertson
Justine Schneider
Kevin Shakesheff
Gordon Stoner
Helen Taylor
Kelly Vere
Gordon Waddington
David Walker
Marion Walker
Steve Walton
Steve Wright 
Ahmad Yahya

Please support our cyclists 

You can sponsor individuals or the team at JustGiving.



 Way of the Roses route - 380x250



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.

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Nottingham Life Cycle 6 is kindly sponsored by 

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