‘Hearts & Minds’ – Ride Together

Saturday 15th July 2023

Run by North York Moors National Park Trust

North York Moors National Park Trust

The North York Moors National Park Trust improves people's lives through connections with nature in the National Park.

‘Hearts & Minds’ – Ride Together

Times: 8am – 5pm

Date: Saturday 15 July 2023

Location: Sutton Bank National Park Visitor Centre

Description: The North York Moors National Park Trust is working with the British Heart Foundation and local charity, The Tom Parsons Trust, to bring to you our very first cycle ride event!

Get on your bikes and join others to celebrate and support your incredible heart, mind and natural environment. Choose between two beautiful and undulating circular routes, 20 miles or 53 miles. They will take you by Abbeys, sheep, heather, curlews, market towns, spectacular views, woodlands and moor!

Kindly supported by Sutton Bank Bikes, who are providing mechanical assistance on the day.

The money raised from this event will help us support:

The North York Moors National Park Trust

At the North York Moors National Park Trust, we improve people’s lives through deep connections with the National Park. We work in partnership with others to enrich the lives of communities in and beyond the boundaries of the National Park. We do this by delivering a range of projects that educate and inspire people.

Money raised through sponsorship from the Hearts and Minds cycle ride will be used to support our delivery of outdoor activities within the National Park for the purpose of improving health and wellbeing. Future activities planned include cycle events and walks for vulnerable adults. Why not join us and ask friends to support this great joint effort!

The British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation is the biggest independent funder of heart and circulatory research in the UK. We’re currently funding over 750 projects, each led by specialist cardiology professors and scientists. These projects include vital research into conditions which are less well understood, such as myocarditis. Myocarditis causes inflammation of the heart muscle. It can develop suddenly, can be recurring or it can be long-lasting. In cases like Tom Parsons, if the inflammation is severe, it can cause devastating fatalities. In the UK there are at least 300 deaths per year directly caused by myocarditis, and two-thirds of myocarditis cases are found in younger men compared to women. Funds raised from this event will be put towards research activity linked to myocarditis.

Tom’s Story

Tom was a lover of rugby, horse racing, biking, and the gym, Tom was athletic, fit and healthy. His friends were a huge part of his life, as was his girlfriend Steph. He loved his job working at Smart Flo as a plumber and was a very happy 22-year-old. At the time of his sudden death, Tom was on holiday in Zante with his friends. Initially, the diagnosis was unclear, but it appeared to be a cardiac problem that was the cause of his untimely death. After several months of further investigation, the autopsy showed the cause of Tom’s death was myocarditis. Myocarditis can rapidly progress to heart failure. The real challenge is diagnosing myocarditis and the best way to treat the disease is not known. Yet we do know that for the best outcome, an accurate early diagnosis may allow for treatment which will ultimately minimize or eliminate myocarditis progression to heart dysfunction, failure and sudden death. Our fundraising efforts will enable researchers and physicians to advance development of accurate, rapid diagnostic methods and safe, effective therapies.

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£387.00

+£81.75 Gift Aid

raised of £20,000 target

by 16 supporters

This event has finished and no longer accepts donations.

Supporters

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    7 months

    Samantha Aikman

    Had a great day (honestly I did!!). Thanks to all the volunteers for putting on the event.

    £ 70.00 (+£17.50)

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    7 months, 1 week

    Slacker (Nick Dunlop)

    Congratulations Andy,

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    7 months, 1 week

    Andy Aikman

    Many thanks to family and colleagues at East Riding Horticulture that sponsored me.

    £ 70.00 (+£17.50)

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    7 months, 1 week

    Tom Kinroy

    Well done Andy Aikman on completing your ride. Very worthy causes :)

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    7 months, 1 week

    Daryl C

    £ 10.00

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    7 months, 1 week

    Nathan Carter

    £ 10.00

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    7 months, 1 week

    Ivie & Finley

    Well done Grandpops. Proud of you for smashing it! Xxx

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    7 months, 1 week

    Flossie Elson

    Well done Andy, a great cause.

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    7 months, 1 week

    Greg Fox

    Well done Andy!

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    7 months, 1 week

    Nick Gillett

    Well done mini legs Andrew Aikman.

    £ 17.00 (+£4.25)

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    7 months, 1 week

    David Law

    Nice one Andy!

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    7 months, 1 week

    Steve Watson

    Well done Andy, great effort.

    £ 10.00

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    7 months, 2 weeks

    Kerry Megginson

    We really enjoyed the ride and hope this money goes a little way to support all that you do xxxx

    £ 100.00 (+£25.00)

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    7 months, 2 weeks

    Kim Taylor

    Well done.

    £ 10.00

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    Kimberley aikman

    £ 10.00

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    7 months, 2 weeks

    James Taylor

    Well done Dad

    £ 10.00

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