Nottingham Life Cycles – The Last Lap

With sixteen other riders I cycled Sustrans ‘Lochs and Glens’ last weekend. It was the final cycling challenge of the final Nottingham Life Cycle. It began in Inverness; 200 miles later and rather fittingly from my standpoint, it ended in Glasgow. Life Cycle 7 has now raised £450,000 towards a target of £500,000 in support …

Life Cycle 6: Lochs and Glens

The Nottingham Life Cycle 6 takes place in the second half of August; 1,400 miles around the four points of the compass of Great Britain (Lizard Point, Lowestoft Ness, Ardnamurchan Point, Dunnet Head). We will support Breast Cancer Research and I have set an overall target of £1 million (and a personal target of £100,000). …

Life Cycle 5 – From Lochs and Glens to Cathedrals and Minsters

Our final challenge of Life Cycle 5 was meant to be ‘Lochs and Glens’, a 205 mile route from Inverness to Glasgow, through challenging, but scenic terrain. But it was not for me. The night before heading to Inverness, my wife Susan was admitted to QMC with acute appendicitis, which turned out to be rather …

Student Fund Raising and Volunteering

Having been in the University for almost 25 years, I think I have a good sense of the ‘Nottingham DNA’. One strand which runs through it is our students’ commitment to community service in one form or another. Their fund raising and volunteering initiatives are pretty amazing. Despite the fact that ‘student generations’ are of …