Jim and Doris’ 5,000 mile charity bike ride

We’re so excited to announce an incredible fundraiser that has really touched our hearts!

Our dearest friends, Jim Salter, and his wife, Doris, are cycling 5,000 miles from France to Romania, in memory of Jim’s late partner, Jas, who very sadly passed away from Lyme disease in 2017. They’ll be cycling all the way from Cherbourg to the Danube Delta to raise vital funds for us, so that we can continue to support patients like Jas.

A white t-shirt with these words written on it: '5000 miles Cherbourg France to Danube Delta Romania Support and follow at Facebook @Jsalter5000miles      Jim and Doris on their bikes in their garden, ready to set off to the ferry which will take them from England to France

Jim and Doris got married earlier this year and the bike ride is taking place as part of their honeymoon. A truly touching tribute to Jas, who was a much-loved member of our patient group.

Jas became ill in 1993, having been a very active person prior to this, and within a month of being bitten by a tick, she was bedridden.

She was later diagnosed with ME and fibromyalgia, and had a great job she was forced to give up. By the time she discovered her Lyme diagnosis, her joints were affected and there was no medical help that could help her.

Jim is an incredible man who has held many fundraisers for us, and we feel so fortunate to have the support of he and Doris.

If you’re able to spare some pennies, we would be so grateful if you would think about supporting them on their epic bike ride! You can donate via Jim and Doris’ fundraising page, and follow the pair’s adventures via their Facebook page: @Jsalter5000miles.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we wish the newlyweds every bit of luck over the coming weeks! The photos above show the pair setting off for the ferry, and the photos below show their luggage ready for the journey ahead! 

Bon voyage to Jim, Doris, and their luggage! x

    Jim and Doris' bikes loaded up with luggage in a car park   Jim and Doris' luggage in their house, waiting to be taken to the ferry