Jason P Belcher’s - 24 Hour Cycling Challenge

By Jason P Belcher

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I'm Taking it On for Pancreatic Cancer UK

On 22 February 2021 my life changed forever, when my Mum passed away from Pancreatic Cancer, after being diagnosed with this terminal illness in November 2020.

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and I am Taking It On with a challenge to raise awareness and funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

Pancreatic Cancer is hard for doctors to spot and there is no simple diagnostic test. More than half of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die within 3 months, just like my Mum.

Cycling was and still is my release when I was caring for Mum, with the support of my family. So starting at 8am on 18 November (World Pancreatic Awareness Day #WPCD) I am undertaking a 24-hour cycle challenge.

Mum liked her cricket so during the day I will be cycling around North Somerset Youth Cricket League 2021 playing clubs (Around 100 Miles) followed by circuits throughout the evening/night in my hometown of Weston-super-Mare around the seafront etc.

Please support me and my fundraising using this page and add a few supportive words.  

Alternatively, you can raise awareness by wearing something Purple or join me for part of the challenge!

Together we can help fund vital research to help get closer to a breakthrough in early diagnosis.

Pancreatic Cancer is tough but together, we’ll Take It On.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and your support.

My donations have funded...

94 hours with a nurse on our Support Line

or

84 hours of early diagnosis research

My Achievements

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Reached 50% of goal

Reached 100% of goal

Funded 1 day of Research

Funded 2 days of Research

Funded 3 days of Research

My Updates

Day 30 - Final Day of Awareness Month

Today is officially the final day of the awareness month.

I would just like to thank everyone for supporting our challenge and helping raise awareness and vital funds.

The amount raised has exceeded my expectations. There is still time to donate should you wish after all it is payday!

Day 29

It may be one more day for Awareness Month but hopefully research can find a test to identify the early stages of this killer. 

Day 28

Pleased to say collected more donations today as we near the end of awareness month. 

Day 27

Just a few days left of awareness month and met someone else who has been impacted by this killer cancer. 

Raising the funds we have is vital to help research for early diagnosis. 

Day 25 - 1 week ago 120 miles done

Around this time a week ago we were 14 hours in and had achieved around 115 miles of our 24hr cycle challenge.

Today when talking about it found out someone else who had lost someone to Pancreatic Cancer.

It scary to think on average each day whilst raising awareness I have discovered someone else who has had    a family member or friend who has passed from this Cancer.

Together we can do this 

Day 24 -

The awareness month is flying by. 

Hard to believe this time last week we were preparing for our 24 hour cycling challenge.

Awareness continues and so does the fundraising. 

Day 23 - One Week to Go

Only one week left for the awareness month.

Still collecting in donations and raising awareness. 

Day 22 - Blood Sweat & Donations

Donations are still coming in and I raised awareness by wearing my Pancreatic Cancer UK T-Shirt to give blood on my way home from work. 

Day 21 - Three Weeks In

It’s three weeks onto Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Challenge.

Whilst our 24 Hour cycling challenge is over there is still plenty of time to donate and raise awareness. 

Day 20 - Catching Up

The day after our 24 hour cycle challenge and time to catch up with thanking sponsors and also some sleep! 

Amazed & Chuffed with online and offline donations we are at over £2,600 raised.

There are still 10 days left for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month 

Day 19 - Thank You

Whilst I am very tired after completing the 24 Hour Awareness Day Cycle in Memory of my Mum Marjorie Belcher I would just like to thank everyone for their support and also Donations to date.

We managed 201 Miles and have raised over £2,150 in online donations plus additional ones offline. 

Just as important is the awareness and this continues as does the November awareness month. Hopefully one day a simple test will be found to identify Pancreatic Cancer early and save many wasted lives.

Thanks Again

Jason

Day 18 -The 24 Hour Cycle Challenge

A late post as today we started our 24 hour cycling challenge at 8am so are now just over 15 hours in and 123 miles covered.

Some great support and drink / food by the NSYCL Clubs we visited and also the Druid Arms to keep us fuelled on.

Please to say we have over £2000 in online donations and have raised awareness thanks to BBC Radio Somerset. 

Not far off early hours of the morning now. 

Next post will be after we finish 

Day 17 - I should be in Bed

It’s 10.30pm and I should be in bed sleeping ahead of the 24 hour challenge tomorrow. 

So many people to thank for their support so far.

Total raised is nearly £2000 including offline donations. 

Pleased to say we have the unique opportunity to cycle on the Grand Pier and in the morning have a radio slot with BBC Radio Somerset to raise more awareness.

Night All. 

Day 16 - Evening Post Raise Awareness

Thanks to the local papers for raising awareness with an article on page 32 of today’s paper.

Also an interview with Josh Thomas from the Weston Mercury ready for Thursday.

It’s great to see the fundraising increasing as it helps pay for research but awareness is key. 

Day 15 - Half Way Through Awareness Month

We are half was through Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month and just a few days away from our 24 Hour Cycling Challenge on 18/19 November.

Pleased to say £1,000 above the initial fundraising target. 

Day14 - Bit of a rest day.

Today was only a short cycle as we rest our legs before Thursday. 

Had several people offer to join us and some in the early hours.

The support throughout the night will be key as our bodies and kind will be tired. 

Day 13 - Group Photo & Training Ride

Good 47 mile training ride with @ChallengerWSM & #AB173 today ready for the 24 hr cycle challenge for @PancreaticCanUK on 18 November #WPCD @worldpcc 


Group riders photo taken outside #StonesCafe

Day 12 - The awareness continues

The awareness continues and the amount raised steadily increases.

Today been planning the route timings for the day and getting ready for tomorrow’s ride with my brother and Jason Smith… oh and a joint photo. 

Day 11 - One week and we are half way there

It’s 8pm and in one weeks time we will be half way through our ride.

Today (Remembrance Day) was a time to reflect. I also had to say final goodbyes to a former work colleague.

I know I have said it before but thanks to everyone who has donated and help raised the total we have so far and the kinds words.

Together we can do this! 

Day 10 - Over £1,000 raised

With just over a week to go and we’ve passed the £1,000 mark including offline donations.

Thanks for your support 

Greater Awareness

With Andre joining the ride we now have a wider audience to raise the awareness.

Our total raised also increased as have plans for our training ride with the 3 of us on Saturday to encompass a visit to Stones Cafe which will be our base for the evening/night for refreshments and comfort breaks. 

Awareness Day 8

Today a short cycle out in the drizzle to keep the legs ticking over just like your kind donations.

A few tweaks to the route for the visits  to the North Somerset Youth Cricket League Clubs

Day 7

First training ride with my Bro and now my fundraising is 4 times my initial amount.

Thanks for the support

Day 6

A 35 mile ride in the drizzle this morning let’s hope it nicer on the day. 

However the rain should not stop us and the awareness of this killer cancer. 

Day 5 - Total Update

Please to say with offline donations we have reached £750 plus gift aid.

Saturday and Sunday I will be trying to get some miles in my legs.

Thanks for the support to date

Day 4 - Big Brother is joining us

Please to announce my Big Brother will be joining the ride team…. Just hope his bad luck with punctures does not happen on the Ride.

Day 3 - Testing the lights

Day 3 of the awareness month and I’m over £560 in online donations with around £100 in offline sponsors.

This evening I tested my new light ready for the challenge. Should be able to see where I’m going even better now. 

Day 2 and Fundraising Total Doubled

End of Day 2 and pleased to say so far I’ve raised double my fundraising target.

Whilst I doubt this will continue it does mean that so far it has raised enough to cover 2 days of research.


Thanks Day 1 - and fundraising total reached

Thanks to everyone who has sponsored me so far. Chuffed to have reached my fundraising total on day 1 and raise awareness at the start of the awareness month. 

Some of you will have realised the £222 represents the date my Mum passed away being 22 February.


Thank you to my Supporters

£10

Alushia

Well done

£10.40

Anonymous

Well done to you and your team.

£20.80

Terry Lewis

Best wishes, Terry and Carol.

£10.40

Pete Bartlett

From my neighbour Sheila Norman, She asked me to congratulate you on a superb effort

£20.80

Sarah Smith

Well done to you all from Sarah,John and The Headlines Team.....amazing achievement x

£20.80

John Scott

Remembering Marj, a very special lady

£5

Mrs Sheila K Dell

Amazing achievement - well doen

£10.40

Damian Corlett

Well done Jason Great wffort

£13.52

Michael Liddle

Well done

£15.60

Ollie Halmkin

Well done mate. Sorry I couldn’t join you on the day!

£20.80

Aaron Luker

Well done Jason, looking forward to riding together in future.

£10

Annette Withey-tebby

We are so proud of you and Andre well done god bless you for doing this amazing thing in memory of your lovely mum xx

£20

Rachel Baker

Well done.

£10.40

Tess Musson

Well done, amazing

£30

Christopher Donkin & John Greenslade

Congratulations on such an amazing achievement for a great cause

£13.52

Richard Filer

Well done all, great effort

£5

Claire Newman

Good luck xxx

£13.52

Anonymous

£10.40

Lesley Davison

Well done!!!

£5

Kate Wilson

Well done gents, absolutely fantastic!

£15

Jenny & Emma

Well done Jason and Andre, very proud of you.

£26

Anonymous

Well done Team, Mark, Yvonne and Kay

£5.20

Casper Byrne

Good luck!

£26

Keith

Well done Jason 👍

£10.40

Helen Burge

Well done Jason!

£5.20

Anne Hill

great thing you guys are doing. well done xx go Dan xx

£10.40

Shirley

Well worthy cause, I lost my Dad to this horrible disease. Wish all the best in your challenge. From Dan Kear's mum

£24.96

James Redman

Good luck Jason, a great cause and no mean feat!

£10

Lisa Heels

Good luck guys, thinking of you, your mum would be proud x

£5.20

Tracy Stadden (hart)

Well done to you all.

£31.20

Richard Watts

Go J Go 🎉 woo, another epic challenge for an amazing cause. Lots of Love Rich n Ads 👌👌👊

£30.16

Richard Acreman

£26

David Creeden

Good Luck

£10.40

Jean Bell

Well done to you all from a Client at Headlines

£20.80

Jeanette Merrick

Good Luck

£13

The Walkers

Great effort Jason

£20.80

John Vanstone

Well done Jason 👏👏

£26

Congo Cc

Well done!

£10

Tiffany Brice

Good Luck!

£20.80

Stu Kearns

Hope it goes well today. It's a great cause. Best of Luck

£20.80

Louis Antonius

Good luck Jason

£13

Robert Egerton

£52

Andrew Forsyth (lacc)

Good luck!

£31.20

Lesley Jones

Wishing you all the best Jason. Well done. X

£26

Fenton Day

Good luck Jason 👍

£10.40

Joanne Bartlett

Good Luck

£10.40

Sheila Westlake

Good luck Jason

£20

Josh White

Good luck mate.

£10.40

John & Debbie Hance

Good luck all involved

£20

Elaine & Andy Ford

Fantastic challenge ! Good luck mate.

£31.20

Jenna

Hope it all goes to plan! I’m sure your mum will be with you every pedal of the way.

£20.80

Emma Cox

Good luck!

£20.80

Andy Llewellyn

Best of luck mate

£5.20

Karen Hynes

£10.40

David Jacobs

£10.40

Claire F

Good luck Jason!

£10.40

Tim Goldstraw

Good luck!!!

£10.40

Chris Wheeler

Great effort Jas, hats off to you

£10.40

Emma Watts

£10

James Boyd

£10.40

Peter Ison

This is some challenge - best of luck, I sincerely hope all goes extremely well

£5.20

Chloe Orledge

Best of luck!!

£10

Kruz Belcher

From Ahsaan Butt

£10.40

Peacocks

What a fab thing to do! All the best with it :)

£10.40

Jamie

Go on Jason! Woo!

£10

Mr James M Howells

£20.80

Paddy Holyday

Best of luck Jason, from all the Holyday’s.

£52

Stephen Croucher

£20.80

Stewart Mason

Good luck.

£20

John Davidson

Good luck gents, super effort!

£10.40

Michael Buckland

Good luck Jason. Superb job!

£10.40

James Carr

Good luck Jason

£30.16

Karen Purnell

Go for it! It’s a very worthwhile cause. Good luck.

£20

Jackie Hardman

Good luck

£10.40

David Lloyd

Good luck!

£20.80

Gary Gullick

£10.40

Mo Homer

Best of luck with your challenge for such a worthwhile cause. x

£13.52

Merlin Goldman

Good luck!

£10.40

Duncan Wood

Good luck Jason! 🚴

£10.40

Darren Taylor

We know you can do it Jase.

£10.40

Simon Harrison-morse

£31.20

Ioanna Palaiologou

Best wishes!!! I am sure all will go well and hope you raise a lot for a good cause. Best

£15

The Greenwood’s

Good Luck Jason,lots of love The Greenwood’s

£10

Tony Charlton

Good luck👏👏👏👏👍

£5.20

Laura Bartlett

Good luck and we”” done, the bartlett family!

£5

Kirsty Pitts

Good luck! x

£20.80

Kevin Mcdonald

Go for it Kason, hope the weather is kind

£10.40

Corinne Wong-foster

Hope you reach your target for this great cause

£20.80

Paul Hobbs

Good Luck Jason Great cause

£5.20

Alec Chase

£10

Jem Parker

Good luck to you all 🚴‍♂️

£10.40

John And Laura Parsons

Good luck Jason and Andre !

£20.80

Jamie Harris

Good luck Jason - I am sure you and Andre will smash it

£13.52

Wayne Hadley

£5.20

Chloe Swan

Good luck!

£20.80

Beverley Mapstone

£10.40

Andre Cox

Good luck Jason and AB173

£50

Andrew Quick

Best of luck with the challenge Jason.

£20.80

Gill Vause-carter

£5.20

Sharron Elizabeth Antill

Such a good cause. Good luck guys

£10

Michael Gardener

Best of luck to both of you

£10.40

Richard Bright

Wishing you all the best Jason 👏👏

£5

Natalie Barnard

Good luck to you and Andre love Nat xxx

£5.20

Gary Antill

£52

Wes Barnard

Best of luck

£5.20

Anonymous

£10.40

Neha Singhal

Good Luck Jason

£5.20

Emma Wilson

Good luck Jason x

£5.20

Edna Hunter

Still in my thoughts, I miss her so much. Wish you well in your fundraising. God bless xxx

£10.40

Steve Gass

Go Well Jason. 🚴

£20

Ben Le Neve-foster

Good luck Jason!

£10.40

Andy And Cathy Chambers

Good luck Jason xx

£20.80

Jon Mayo

Go well Jason

£20

Sue Barks

Well done Jason a great plan and a worthy cause x

£10.40

Toni Hael

Good luck! X

£10.40

Neil Farr

£20.80

Clash City Rocker

Good Luck the Two Jasons Pbx

£13.52

Simon Deane

Well done

£20

Rachel Searle

Good luck Jason x

£20

Chris Bevan

Good luck Jason, you'll be amazing I'm sure. X

£10.40

Nadean Kelly

Goodluck Jason! This is a amazing thing you are doing!

£20

Simon Cox

Good luck Jase, a cause close to my heart too

£20.80

Andy Payne

£10.40

Heather Davis

Good luck Jason! A tough challenge but I’m sure you’ll smash it!

£10.40

Christopher Geddes

Go on Jason! You got this!

£10.40

Luke Potticary

I know I may take the mick out of you sometimes but best of luck with your challenge and for such a good cause! I'm sure you will smash it!

£20.80

Sam Curley

Good luck mate!

£20.80

Mrs Linda M Rhodes

Good luck with the challenge. Let me know how you get on. Polly

£10.40

Jane White

Good luck Jason, you’re a star, you’ll smash it 🚴‍♀️🌟

£5.20

Karen Harris

Go smash it Jason, your mum would be so proud ❤️

£52

David Day

Well done Jason, a very tough challenge.

£5

Alex White

Good luck Jason, you’ll smash it!

£10

Kim Jones

Good luck!

£10.40

Gary Purves

Not a problem for you mate you will smash it

£10

Ben Peverall

Good on your Jason, best of luck...

£15.60

Kate Allen

Well done. It is a worthwhile cause and a horrible cancer.

£5.20

Mark Shellard

Great cause, good luck.

£5.20

Chris Giles

Good luck Jason - you’ll smash it!

£10.40

Paul Fleming

Good luck Jason, great effort

£13.52

Matthew Blamire

Go well fella. Brilliant cause this!!

£5.20

Emma And Girls

Wishing you all the best

£15

Chris & Jennie

Good luck Jason..

£104

Brian Hawthorn

Good luck Jason - enjoy your ride

£25

Nick & Karen

Good Luck Jason

£100

Four Fifty

Well done Jason and hope it is a dry day.

£10.40

Sarah Knight

£5

Faye Johnson

£30.16

Julia Brown