Bike 2 BAUS 2015

9am on Saturday 13 June and we all met outside BAUS HQ at the Royal college of Surgeons in Lincolns Inn Fields, 14 of us cycling to the BAUS annual conference in Manchester to raise money for The Urology Foundation (TUF). A total of 220 miles and more than 7000 feet climbed over two and a half days.

We were a mixture of experiences and fitness levels, with a wide age range, but all with the same aim to arrive at the GMEX conference centre by Monday lunchtime and raise as much money for TUF as we could. Thanks to a very generous donation from Intuitive Surgical, including designing and printing the bike shirts, we started by putting on this matching cycling attire and posing for the initial photos.

An hour later we had passed down the Edgware road through Watford and out past the M25. By our lunchtime stop in Milton Keynes, the rain that had been forecast for Sunday had come in, soaking us as we continued up the A5 past Northampton and into our first night stop in Rugby, where we were met with our room keys by Neil Brown our support van driver.

Day 2 and the weather had cleared, 85 miles from Rugby to Stoke, more country roads over the day covering some very picturesque English countryside. The evening left us with some time for well-earned refreshment.

Day 3 was just a short 50 mile ride into Manchester being met by the TUF team and others who had helped sponsor us. A big thank you goes to our main sponsors, Intuitive Surgical, Teleflex, Lawmed and Buris Indemnity, to all who rode with us and a special thanks to Neil Brown our top support van driver. Bike 2 BAUS 2016 will happen ending in Liverpool next June, so book the weekend off. If you would like to sponsor us, please go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/, search for The Urology Foundation and quote Bike 2 BAUS.

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  1. Roger Kirby

    Great work Ben and Ben and 12 others!
    More than £20,000 raised! We are proud of you all. Now’s the time to start planning for next year’s meeting in Liverpool!

    June 22, 2015 Reply
  2. Louise de Winter

    Go the Bike2BAUS team cyclists! Huge congratulations and thanks from all at team TUF! You have done a wonderful thing and it would be fantastic to repeat it again in 2016. The £20,000 total you have been promised in donations will fund 11 clinical visits or 6 months of a research project. All to the better of urology training and education and patient care. Thank you chaps, and here’s to more people joining you next year.

    If you would like to sponsor the team, please go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/, search for The Urology Foundation and quote Bike 2 BAUS.

    June 22, 2015 Reply
  3. Vaibhav Modgil

    Fantastic effort by all. Well done!

    No doubt this will encourage many others to join in next year – might even have a go myself!

    June 22, 2015 Reply
  4. Jonny Coxon

    Great work one and all.
    7000 feet climbed, impressive. Am guessing the 7000 feet downhill felt good.

    June 22, 2015 Reply
  5. Sanchia Goonewardene

    Go Ben Chally and Team!! A really great effort for a very good humanitarian cause!! Keep it up !!

    June 22, 2015 Reply
  6. Roland Morley

    Well done Tuffers ! Great effort and well done for raising so much money
    Looking forward to next year and doing it if you can get us there by Monday morning

    June 23, 2015 Reply
  7. Matthew Bultitude

    Great effort and fantastic amount of money raised for TUF. Really proud we can do this sort of thing in urology benefiting patients, research and training.

    Can I drive the van next year! #DriveToBAUS

    June 24, 2015 Reply
  8. Milan Thomas

    Fantastic organisation, great scenery and good memories. Well done Ben and Ben. See you all on the next trip to Liverpool! Will train harder next time – promise!

    June 25, 2015 Reply

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