The annual London to Cambridge cycle ride is a key event in any keen cyclist’s or fundraiser’s calendar. This year’s challenge, which took place on Sunday 2nd July, was met by our trustee Julie Walters and three of her Raremark colleagues.

In beautiful summer sunshine, the team cycled the full 60 miles from Pickett’s Lock in north London to Midsummer Common in the heart of Cambridge – quite aptly symbolising the connection between Raremark’s London base and Findacure’s Cambridge base. Joining them were hundreds of other cyclists all raising money for various charities, many of whom shared thoughts of ‘we must be nearly there’ in the final 10kms.

We are very grateful to the team for their support. They raised an awesome £1,000, all of which will go towards Findacure’s projects! Julie said they chose Findacure because ‘we really admire the important work you’re doing in bringing out change in rare disease’. It’s not too late to donate if you would like to give them even more to celebrate.

Raremark is a start-up organisation that connects families facing rare diseases across the world with up-to-date scientific information, community insights, and medical research. It was set up by Julie Walters, who has been a Findacure trustee since 2012, after she saw first-hand the isolation that families affected by rare disease experience.

If you have been inspired by Julie and her team’s efforts, why not do a sponsored challenge for Findacure yourself? We have guaranteed charity places in the Royal Parks Half Marathon, or if you fancy organising your own event, get in touch with our Events Officer, Mary Rose, on maryrose@findacure.org.uk.