November 3, 2014
Once again a simple bike makes a wheelchair redundant!
“Thank you all so much for Jacob’s bike, he hasn’t been off of it since we picked it up last week. He usually travels to school... Read More
October 17, 2014
We are indebted to all our fundraisers in 2014, the story of Claire O'Brien from Cheshire who sadly passed away in August after battling leukaemia moved everyone here at CFC, a cyclist fighting cancer if ever there was one!! We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to her family for supporting CFC and raising over £4,000.
"Claire was born in Oswestry, studied in Ysgol Uwchardd Llanfyllin High School and went on to Oxford and Liverpool University. Post university, Claire worked in various roles such as The British Library as well as teaching English in Paris.
Claire, not only managed to raise three children despite having her condition, but was also a dedicated cyclist and volunteer as well as raising money for charities such as Cure Leukaemia, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and Act 4 Africa.
She devoted a lot of time and energy to her love of cycling and her achievements are inspiring. She was a keen club cyclists for the Weaver Valley Cycling Club, got more women into riding bikes as a Breeze Leader, cycled from London to Paris for Charity, and had recently joined the Sky Ride. Not only this but she campaigned for safer cycling in Cheshire, was appointed a Tour de France ambassador and had a part time appointment with British Cycling.
She encouraged many to take up cycling and it didn't matter the ability, she was always willing.
We have chosen the charity Cyclist Fight Cancer as they help children get on their bikes who have suffered something similar. Not only this but they fund research to show cycling, and other sports, help alleviate the symptoms that are common with cancer suffers, something which Claire definitely believed was true.
Not only a cyclist, Claire did so much and will be missed by many. By creating this page, we hope that Claire's legacy lives on and still keeps on inspiring."