Leading from the front…

April 6th, 2011

University of Nottingham Vice-Chancellor Professor David Greenaway is to launch the University of Nottingham’s Life Cycle – a sponsored bike ride from John O’Groats to Lands End.

He will lead a team of senior colleagues as they cycle more than 1,000 gruelling miles over 13 days to raise money for the Sue Ryder Care Centre for the Study of Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Care, based at The University of Nottingham.

The VC’s personal physical commitment is believed to be a first in UK Higher Education. It comes ahead of the University’s biggest fundraising campaign to date, which will be officially launched in October and will have health and well-being as one of its central themes.

The ride will feature stops in Edinburgh and Exeter for alumni events and will include a community fun ride around the University’s Sutton Bonington Campus. Friends, alumni and supporters of the University may have the chance to join a leg of the ride and to help with the fundraising effort.

Professor Greenaway said: “This idea is the best possible build-up to the launch for the University Campaign and at the same time sets myself and others a challenge. The Centre carries out important research in making the final months and years easier for people living with chronic and terminal illness and I am delighted to be supporting it.”

The ride will begin on 27 August. If you’d like to support the VC and his team, visit:
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