On your marks, get set, go! The BIKE@HYMS team is setting off from Castle Hill Hospital, Hull, at noon today to cycle 250 miles in 24 hours.
A team of a dozen students, staff and alumni, together with colleagues from the NHS, will cycle to each of the main clinical teaching locations for HYMS students. The route will include Scarborough, York, Goole, Scunthorpe and Grimsby before returning to Hull within 24 hours.
"I’m really looking forward to getting going now, after all the months of planning," said organiser Paul Scott, HYMS Learning Resources Manager. "I’m a bit nervous but I’m sure everything will go well."
He is joined on the cycle ride by Benjamin Snowden, final year HYMS student; Jon Bateman, HYMS eLearning team, Tim Franklin, Strategic Systems Programme Manager, University of York; Jonathan Bynoe, HYMS Phase 1 Core Curriculum Tutor; Simon Smith, Physiotherapist; Charlie Rowland, HYMS student, Giles Davidson, Head of Administration, Neil Cattell, Doctor, Ben Steel, HYMS student, Jeffrey Barber, HYMS IT support and Sean Bennett, Consultant Anaesthetist.
They are backed up by Lisa Schubert, Research Support Officer; Joanne Richmond, Assistant to Education Manager, Richard Nicholson, BSc/SSC Programme Officer; and Gwen Irving, HYMS Student Office Manager.
The hoped to raise £3000 for the HYMS@TEN charities but have beaten that target and the amount they have raised currently stands at £3171. There’s still time to sponsor them if you log on to:http://www.justgiving.com/bikehyms
So, all that’s left is to wish them well and hope they don’t get too stiff and tired during their long journey through the night.