Hi, my name is Rebecca Wells. (AKA RAW PT) In June 2018 I am taking on a challenge of a lifetime to cycle from Paris, Eiffel Tower to Blackpool Tower in just 6 days. Over 100 miles per day! I will be riding this event in order to raise money for a great cause "Tyler's Brighter Future”. Since signing up for this event, I have learnt some very sad news about a childhood friend of mine Sharif Alshavez (Shez). At just 40 years of age Shez has an incurable brain tumour and has a limited life expectancy, his situation breaks my heart. I would also like to honour him throughout this tough and very difficult challenge. Let me tell you his story.... Over 20 years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting an inspirational, funny, handsome and ponytailed character Sharif Alshavez (Shez). In my late teens we shared some amazing times together and made some awesome memories. Although we have not been in close contact over recent years, he is one friend that left a lasting stamp on my heart. 10 years ago at just 30, Shez was first diagnosed with a brain tumour (known as Terry). Shez being the tough warrior that he is, fought and beat Terry. He bounced back into life, meeting and marrying the love of his life, Stacey. They moved to Canada and had their first beautiful daughter, Saffi. Around 5 years ago Terry made a rude reappearance and demanded a rematch. Once again, Shez put Terry back in his place, life resumed and along came their second daughter Seya. Last year Terry come back stronger and fiercer than ever before. On this occasion, Terry has sadly beaten the therapy available to Shez and his life expectancy is now limited. So with a tough event like this comes a tough training programme which can not be taken lightly and can not be cheated. As a newbie to road biking I need to practice, practice and practice and cover OVER 2000 miles of training in 20 weeks to be precise! So, to help support my very good friend Shez and help support his wish to raise an education fund for his beautiful girls, I am reaching out to my friends, family and Shez’s fans from all over the world. If just 100 people could donate £10 (0.5 pence per mile) this would, motivate and push me through my 20 week training program, help me smash my 2000 training miles and raise the £1000 target I wish to raise for Shez's girls.
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https://www.gofundme.com/riding-2000-miles-4-shezzys-girls I will be posting updates so you can follow my training journey for Shez’s Girls and the Paris to Blackpool Bike event for Tyler's Brighter Future. Thank you for taking time to read this and a massive thank you in advance to any support received.
Bex (RAW PT) Bex xxx