Charity at its Best - A 62 Mile Challenge

The story of Danny & Lou

Prowell UK first heard from Danny in September this year, to advise us that his order of an F59R Vipor had not arrived. This is a rare event thankfully and one which we take seriously and dealt with straight away. This particular message was slightly different in that Danny needed his cycle helmet as a matter of urgency as he was heading to London with his girlfriend to take part in the London to Brighton Charity Bike Ride to raise money in memory of a good friend of theirs who very sadly lost her battle with cancer in March of this year.

What made Danny's plight even more poignant was that his own girlfriend Lou had also been diagnosed with cancer shortly after signing up for the bike ride and she had put off part of her chemotherapy to be able to ride and raise money for what was now not only her friends cause but also her own. Lou set her chemo back a week to enable her to feel as strong as she could and well enough to take part in the ride.

Danny asked for our help and we were more than happy to get a Prowell package out to him and Lou super quick to enable them both to ride safe on the day.

As he promised, we heard from Danny after the event and this is what he told us -

" I'm very pleased to say (and so proud of Lou!) that we completed the full 62 mile circuit! It was never a race and always a challenge, raising funds in memory of our friend, lost to Breast Cancer in March. Lou was determined to complete the challenge, having delayed her chemo for a week in order to have sufficient energy to do so. Mid-way, her knees also started to play up and my old knees followed shortly after but Lou was so driven, she pretty much dragged me around with dogged determination!! As I said, never a race and we completed the challenge in eleven hours, give or take a few minutes! I can do nothing but praise the organisers and helpers throughout the day, such a well oiled and well run event. I thank you both so much for your help and support in providing me with my helmet! It was comfy, light and no problem to adjust, following removal of my baseball cap (given the initial threat of rain!) and despite being someone who steadfastly refused to wear cycle helmets (I'm 45 and the roads are as hard now as they always were) it was no issue to wear whatsoever - I will use it in the future. Thank You!"

We want to send Danny & Lou best wishes for the upcoming chemotherapy and lots of strength for a speedy recovery.

From all at Prowell UK