Cross-country cyclists tot up charity total

The team of University staff who cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats to help fund hearing research in Biomedical Science have revealed how much money they raised. Students, postdocs, professors, lecturers, cleaners and administrative staff banded together to form Team SUFFER (or Sheffield University Fundraising For ‘Earing Research) in September. The ten day challenge has raised a total of £43,808.25 from 1119 donations. Professor Tony Ryan, team leader and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for […]

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Sheffield Rides Across Britain

A team of twenty from the University of Sheffield has recently completed the Deloitte Ride Across Britain 2014 The Team, comprising lecturers, researchers, support staff, professional services, a student and the Students’ Union Sports Officer took on the challenge to raise money for deafness research, a subject which many of them have experienced first-hand. Team SUFFER (Sheffield University Fundraising For ‘Earing Research) undertook the 969 […]

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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 says a few thank you’s on behalf of the cyclists. Meet the riders Make a donation to Team SUFFER “In addition to the initiative of the University, the excellence of the event organisers and the generosity of our sponsors the epic ride would not be possible without the support of many unsung […]

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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 guest post: Tony Ryan

Tony Ryan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Science and Team SUFFER captain, tells us about a challenging day on the Deloitte Ride Across Britain, and the very real dangers the cyclists face. Meet the riders Make a donation to Team SUFFER Friday 12 September: Hamilton to Fort William “We had a very different day today. The biggest day has big chunks of a very busy narrow A road across […]

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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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