On the 9th September, I will be cycling from Ruben’s Hotel, London to San Sebastian, Spain to raise money and awareness for Ruben’s Fund, a charity close to my heart.

The ride is in memory of my friends son, Ruben, who passed away on the 12th January 2022 at three and a half months old, to Cardiomyopathy, as a result of a rare genetic condition - GACI.

Since losing Ruben, Charlotte and Patrick have supported the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital charity with setting up Ruben’s Fund which will fund research into the genetic diagnosis of cardiomyopathy in children. We have pledged to raise £200,000.00 to support a dedicated research project, and so far, they have raised £130,000.00 towards the goal.

They have arranged many different fundraising initiatives since setting up the fund on 12 March 2022, however, now is the time for me to complete a challenge.

The plan is to bike pack the whole route unassisted.

The sections are:
1. Ruben’s Hotel, London – Portsmouth Harbour
2. Saint - Marlo – Rennes
3. Rennes – Nantes
4. Nantes – La Rochelle
5. La Rochelle - Bordeaux
6. Bordeaux – Hossegor
7. Hossegor – San Sebastian

This year would have been Ruben’s 2nd Birthday. To honour his memory, I will be to cycling with Patrick from Ruben’s Hotel, all the way to San Sebastian Spain, a 1019km route which connects his two boys, Ruben and Sebastian. I am taking part to support my friend, and to raise awareness and money for Ruben's Fund. Please help me, by sharing, and donating, it would be hugely appreciated.

Thank you for taking your time to read, and for your continued support to Ruben’s Fund.
With your help, we can achieve amazing things! Chris Beardmore