Ride Across Britain guest post: Tony Ryan

Tony Ryan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Science and Team SUFFER captain, reflects on the final day of the Deloitte Ride Across Britain and crossing the finish line in John O’Groats. Meet the riders Make a donation to Team SUFFER Sunday 14 September: Kyle Of Sutherland to John O’Groats “The ride to John O’Groats had a bit of a sting in the tail and reminded us that we […]

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Ride Across Britain Day 10: Kyle Of Sutherland to John O’Groats

After 900 miles of cycling, Team SUFFER made it John O’Groats just nine days after setting off from Land’s End. They have raised almost £30,000 for hearing research in Biomedical Science and below you can see photos from the final day of the trip, including the moment the crossed the finish line. You can still visit the Team SUFFER JustGiving page to donate, or text HEAR51 and […]

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Ride Across Britain Days 8-9: Hamilton to Kyle Of Sutherland

The dangers that Team SUFFER have been facing on their epic cycling challenge were made all too clear on Friday. A member of another team taking part in the Deloitte Ride Across Britain from Land’s End to John O’Groats was seriously injured in a car accident, meaning the day’s cycling was cancelled for many riders. In a guest post, Tony Ryan filled us in on what […]

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Ride Across Britain Day 7: Penrith to Hamilton

The cyclists from the University of Sheffield who are raising money for hearing research in Biomedical Science have made it to Scotland. Team SUFFER set off on the Deloitte Ride Across Britain from John O’Groats on Saturday, and yesterday arrived at Hamilton, near Glasgow. They were joined yesterday morning by five new riders who are completing the Scottish leg. Below, team captain and Faculty of […]

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Ride Across Britain Day 6: Haydock Park to Penrith

Team SUFFER were joined by several fresh pairs of legs to help them complete their Ride Across Britain yesterday. The team is now five cyclists stronger, as the riders who are doing the Scottish leg set off from Sheffield to meet their colleagues in Penrith yesterday afternoon. Meanwhile, the rest were celebrating the birthday of team member George Rees as they edged their way closer to the […]

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Ride Across Britain Day 5: Ludlow to Haydock Park

Team SUFFER came as close to home as they’ll be at any point on their Ride Across Britain yesterday, arriving at Haydock Park Racecourse near Liverpool after racking up another 108 miles on their bikes. But it was one of their colleagues who’ll be joining them for the Scottish leg of the Ride Across Britain later this week who might be the bravest team member […]

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Ride Across Britain Day 4: Bath to Ludlow

As Team SUFFER completed another 99 miles of their Ride Across Britain, one of the cyclists who’s still in Sheffield raised the fundraising stakes considerable. Professor Matthew Holley from Biomedical Science, who later this week will be joining Team SUFFER for the Scottish leg of their journey, has promised to get a mohawk haircut if he hits his fundraising target of £2,500. Sponsor Professor Matthew […]

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Ride Across Britain guest post: George Rees

George Rees, Business Development Director for the Faculty of Engineering and Team SUFFER member, tells us about the first two days of the trip. Meet the riders Make a donation to Team SUFFER Saturday 6 September: Land’s End to Okehampton “‘Eye of the Tiger’ pumped out across the field of 800 tents. For many, who’d slept intermittently it came as a relief: to get started on the job […]

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Ride Across Britain Days 1-3: Land’s End to Bath

After arriving safely in Land’s End on Friday afternoon, Team SUFFER cycled 220 miles to Bath over the weekend. The riders have already raised more than £25,000 for hearing research in Biomedical Science, and they were given a further boost on their second day by Debbie Beaumont-Thomas from the University’s Alumni Relations team, who met them on the route to hand out flapjacks. Today the team […]

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Ride Across Britain Day 1: Team SUFFER heads south for epic cycling challenge

A team of University staff who are raising money to fund research in Biomedical Science have set off on an epic cycling challenge. Students, postdocs, professors, lecturers, cleaners and administrative staff have come together to form Team SUFFER (or Sheffield University Fundraising For ‘Earing Research), who are cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats. This morning they set off from campus in a van to the Cornish coast, where […]

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