BuDS and a Year of Success

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Here at BuDS we thought it was about time we paid homage to our wonderful trustees, volunteers and staff members who have dedicated their time to keep our projects running and our community supported through such uncertain times. Over the past year many organisations and charities have struggled to adapt to the developing situation. Of course, there are many success stories, and we think we are one, so please indulge us while we blow our own trumpet! 

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Back in the Saddle – Update 3

I started my Land’s End to John o’Groats cycling challenge 3 weeks ago today. My strategy of doing a tiny bit on my exercise bike each day is paying off and this evening I have achieved 2 great goals. I reached my next checkpoint at the Eden Project AND I completed my first 100km! Next stop is 50km away in Plymouth. I reckon I should get there in about a week and a half.

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Back in the Saddle – Land’s End to John o’Groats

Back in 2013, apart from having a few allergies and intolerances I was a healthy, energetic, and fit individual who was always on the go and nothing stopped me.  I would think nothing of going for a 110-length swim, then a 6 mile walk and then going for a 20-mile bike ride with the family later in the day.  Our summer holiday that year involved the whole family cycling 222km along the C2C, Whitehaven to Tynemouth route.  It was a fantastic holiday of fresh air, sunshine, adventure and great companionship.  It wasn’t without its challenges though, especially as my 12-year-old daughter came off her bike really badly on the second to last day.  The pair of us ended up in A&E having her concussion treated.  However, after patching her up, cobbling together replacement clothing, purchasing a new cycle helmet and getting the ‘all clear’ from the doctors, we re-joined my husband and son and completed the final leg of the route the next day. 

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