Bike for Mike at the Tour de Bristol
A family from Westbury-on-Trym are getting on their bikes to join the Tour de Bristol to raise legacy funds for husband and father, Mike Freeman.
The event, which was due to take place in April, has been rescheduled as a Virtual Ride instead, taking place between October 24 and 31 to raise vital funds and support St Peter’s Hospice.
Father-of-three Mike was the first patient in the new Inpatient Unit at St Peter’s Hospice. He was in the final stage of bladder cancer at that point but his son Tim fondly remembers his father’s excitement as he came along the corridor in his wheelchair.
“We had such a positive experience with Dad’s treatment at the Hospice and we were supported as a family the whole way through. The staff balanced his quality of life over independence and the focus was always on what was best for Dad.
“Dad was very sporty so Bike for Mike at the Tour de Bristol seems appropriate."
Mike’s family and friends have raised over £31,000 so far as a Tribute Fund for him.
To donate see: www.stpetershospice.org/tribute-funds/mike-freeman/