This summer in memory of her, and to raise money for Leukaemia Research, my brother James and I are cycling the 550 miles from the Belgian coast to Zurich in Switzerland in 7 days (subject to complex negotiations on the home front, I'm hoping to start 2 days - and 200 miles - earlier in Birmingham).
Starting on July 18th, the route will take us along the First World War western front, through Belgium (including Ypres), northern France (including the Champagne and Alsace-Lorraine regions and the Vosges mountains) and Switzerland. We also hope to find where our great-grandfather, John Cope, was injured during the war.
Here's the route (and, before anyone asks, I'm not going to be cycling the Channel - that bit's by ferry!):
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This isn't one of those 'sponsor my holiday in Peru' jobs - first, we'll be cycling for at least 6 hours a day, and second, none of the donations will go towards our costs!
For more details, and to follow the ride, go here.