Ian Brookes

Tour de Walkshire 2021

I’m taking part in Tour de Walkshire this year to help more people survive cancer in Yorkshire.

Every week in Yorkshire nearly 600 people are told they have cancer. Yorkshire Cancer Research is an independent cancer charity funding pioneering research to prevent, diagnose and treat this condition.

This May they’ve teamed up with Welcome to Yorkshire for Tour de Walkshire. I’ve chosen my distance and will be walking, running or cycling to raise money for this vital cause. Please support my efforts and help more people in Yorkshire survive cancer.

My Achievements

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£150 raised

£250 raised

£550 raised

£1000 raised

£1500 raised

Fundraising target achieved!

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23 miles complete

45 miles complete

100 miles distance

450 miles distance

Half way there

Challenge complete

My Updates

It begins

Tuesday 4th May

I am Ian and I am the Senior Technical Specialist at Sheffield Hallam University's  Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC), a state of the art facility devoted to improving health and wellbeing through movement. The AWRC has recently been awarded a research project by Yorkshire Cancer Research to deliver a programme of exercise, nutrition and psychology  interventions to help patients diagnosed with cancer. So when the Director of the AWRC came to me and asked if I would be interested in going for a bike ride to raise money for Yorkshire Cancer Research it was only a matter of seconds before I said "Yes! Sign me up". It soon transpired he was talking about the 450 mile 'Beat The Border' challenge, and it was not long after that that we decided to tray and do it i just three days!! As a keen amateur cyclist, I like to think I can cope with most things a bike ride can throw at me, but this will push me to my absolute limit. So follow me on my journey  from my preparations, how I plan to take on the challenge, and of course  how I get on riding the challenge. I mean "how bad could it be?"

Thank you to my Sponsors


Liz Holcroft

Well done on a great achievement for a very good cause! Lizzie and Jonno


Mark Rigby

Well done Ian


Lucy & Robbie Connell

Congratulations!! We’re both super proud of you xxx


J~leo (me Juli)

Well done Ian!! You are amazing! What an adventure! You did it! I knew you would to be fair.. you are a true hero doing all this to help raise money for such a worthy cause! Take care now! Chill out and see you soon I hope! X


Maddi Smith

Well done Ian. What a fantastic achievement. Such a worthy cause. Rest for a day or two now!


David Hazelton

Never had any doubt you'd do it. Hard as nails.


Andrew Ebbage

Superb ride and a wonderful adventure for such a worthy cause. Chapeau, Ian 👏


Liz Loz

You're amazing


Marie White

Well done to all of you.


James Churchill

Best of luck mate. Hope the weather’s kind to you and you’ve invested in an expensive arse cushion and plenty of ice to aid the recovery!


Greg Barker

Phenomenal stuff Ian, best of luck for the weekend. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻


Emma Richardson

Good luck! You’ll be back in your garden with a beer in no time at all... Em x


Lisa Leverton

Eat, drink & do NOT touch the Tigger trigger Ian!!! Proud to be supporting you & YRC 😁



Keep pushing Wiggo!


Cathy Jefferson

Good luck Ian Lots of love Cathy xx


Val Jefferson

Good Luck Ian, stay safe Lots of loveVal xx


Jenny & Brett

Good luck Ian! XX



Worthy cause Ian. Well done and good luck.


Gersldine Burns

Gods luck EP xx


Sandra Abraham


The Godbolds Xx

What an amazing challenge and for a great cause. Good luck, smash it but importantly try and enjoy it 🚲🙌💪😝😘 Lots of love




Nik Kudiersky

All the best guys! Fingers crossed for good weather


Zoe Forbes

Good luck Ian! Hope to join you on one of the days


Adam Mairs

Ride on mate. No doubt you’ll smash it and probably take a couple of crowns along the way.