53-year-old Ken Schulzke is doing the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer for the very first time this August. He is motivated by a desire to help solve the cancer problem, and believes that if he can do this, almost anyone can! As he says, he has noticed that it is your will, not your body type, that gets you through marathon attempts. I spoke with Ken about his motivation, his training, and his experiences of preparing for his very first Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Toronto’s Karen Ingram is a mother of three children, ages 10, 12 and 14. Since 2012, Karen has ridden thousands of kilometres to conquer cancer in this lifetime, participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer five times so far. This year, Karen will bring her total to over 7,000 km. Read her inspiring story here!
A year ago, I accepted that I will never actually do an epic charity bike ride such as the Ride to Conquer Cancer. But recently, all that has changed, and I have now resolved that I will do next year’s BC Ride to Conquer Cancer. Here’s how I came to be inspired to do this. I hope this post will inspire you too. Also includes links to useful training advice and other inspirational cycling posts.
Matt Fenrich talked to Average Joe Cyclist about his plans to celebrate his marriage and his recovery from cancer by completing the BC Ride to Conquer Cancer on his wedding anniversary. Matt has gone from being bed-ridden and on a feeding tube, to riding a 200 km charity bike ride. Read his inspiring story!
Heather Adams is an inspiring woman who is into her second year of cycling away from a frightening illness, working hard to try to reduce the suffering of others who will have to fight cancer in the future. We interviewed Heather, and are happy to share the responses of this remarkable and brave woman.