Elita McFarlane

My Activity Tracking

122
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I'm taking on Round Britain Your Way

I'm taking on Round Britain Your Way to raise vital funds so young people can still get the support they need to rebuild their lives after cancer. Young people in recovery are going to need the Trust more than ever in the aftermath of COVID-19. Isolation, loneliness, anxiety, anger and fear are all challenges young people and their families experience during and after cancer treatment. COVID-19 is intensifying every one of these to unimaginable levels. I’m challenging myself to cycle 122 miles (my Round Britain leg from Stonehaven to Edinburgh) around my local Lochs and hopefully raise £289 to match the distance I have sailed on all my EMCT sailing trips, to help make sure the Trust is still there for them.

Please support me on my challenge and make a donation. Whatever you can donate, any amount will help young people start to reimagine a future they might never have thought was possible.

My Updates

Day 30 - Challenge Complete!

Wednesday 30th Sep
Hooray, I’ve done it! Thanks so much to everyone who’s supported me along the way. It’s been really fun. I might even keep cycling sometime next month! On a serious note, it’s five years ago tonight that my cancer first showed itself and I’ve been through so much since then. Even today I was at the hospital for yet another scan to see if I’m still in remission. It has changed my life completely but also allowed me to meet some amazing people and friends. Many of these friends are through the fantastic Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. I look forward to sailing with you all again, hopefully very soon!

Day 29 (penultimate cycle)

Tuesday 29th Sep
⛵Reflections on my Journey. I will be glad to finish tomorrow, but also sad that this little chapter in my life is almost complete. To be honest it's just as well as it is getting so dark now and I don't fancy cycling while wearing a head torch.🌅

Day 28

Monday 28th Sep
As you can see I didn’t cycle tonight. Sometimes you just need a cosy night in and tonight was one of those. Only 7 miles to go so still on track to finish on the 30th!

Day 27

Sunday 27th Sep
Thanks to Bill for the gift of some honey 🍯. It really helped give me energy for my cycle today. Another beautiful afternoon around the loch.🐝

Day 26

Saturday 26th Sep
The dream team all back in the saddle tonight to keep the mileometer ticking over towards that 122 target. A windy night here so a bit of dodging in and out of the woods and a quick loop of the big loch.

Day 25

Friday 25th Sep
Kirsten and Clova back to help again. Clova desperate to join in but her little legs struggled to keep up.

Day 24

Thursday 24th Sep
Put in a long cycle tonight after I had to take a day off yesterday as I was ill. Mum and I just took it nice and easy and stopped to watch a heron fishing for a while.

Day 22 twilight cycle

Tuesday 22nd Sep
Back in the saddle for dad and me after I had a night off at the cinema yesterday. Mum's legs still recovering from her Nevis walk so back up team on duty.

Day 20

Sunday 20th Sep
Thanks to the wonderful Williamsons for cycling with me today. Good chat and catch up.

Day 19 cycle

Saturday 19th Sep
Super Sunny Saturday cycle with Dad round a perfectly calm loch. Mum walking up Ben Nevis today so dad fixed his bike and got back in the saddle. Quick 6 mile cycle in glorious conditions. Past the 2/3 mark now whoop, whoop.

Day 18

Friday 18th Sep
Nonno back for another cycle but this one hurt a bit more than most( watch out for those toe clips😂) Really appreciate your support Nonno, enjoy your holiday 🇮🇹

Day 17

Thursday 17th Sep
Thanks to Mum for cycling with me each night. Loving the chats!

Day 16

Wednesday 16th Sep
We almost made it round before it got dark tonight! It was cold!!

Day 15

Tuesday 15th Sep
Thanks to my good friend Beth for cycling with me tonight. I enjoyed our chat!

Halfway!

Monday 14th Sep
Hooray I’ve past my halfway total distance! 🥳
Oh no!!- I’m only halfway! 😩

Day 14

Monday 14th Sep
A twilight cycle tonight on a beautiful still evening. Lots of wildlife out with rabbits and squirrels running across our path and bats swooping overhead. The biggest fright of the night came from the Heron taking off right next to us though-Mum nearly fell off her bike!

Day 13

Sunday 13th Sep
Nonno back to help out again. Another blustery day!

Chip pit stop

Saturday 12th Sep
A pit stop for chips is becoming a habit!

Day 12 Afternoon

Saturday 12th Sep
A huge thank you to my wonderful friend Kirsten and her puppy, Clova, for joining me in my cycle this afternoon.

Day 12 morning

Saturday 12th Sep
Don’t be fooled by the lovely sunny picture. It was so windy I almost felt like I was cycling backwards at one point! Managed another 5 miles with Mum though and hoping to get out again this afternoon with a friend-watch this space.

Day 10

Thursday 10th Sep
A lovely cycle with Mum tonight. It was very windy again so we cut into the woods at one point and watched a red squirrel playing in the trees.

cycling sisters

Wednesday 9th Sep
Enjoyed having my big sister Iona out with me on tonight's cycle before she heads off to start Uni this weekend.

Day 9 cycle

Wednesday 9th Sep

Day 8

Tuesday 8th Sep
A horrible blustery wet cycle tonight. Still managed to do the necessary 4 miles to keep me on target.

Day 7

Monday 7th Sep
As you can see it was getting dark when we cycled tonight. We had a bit of a disaster-Dad’s bike broke! Mum and I cycled on alone and poor Dad had to walk home!

Day 6

Monday 7th Sep
It was great to have my friend Chloe join me today. We managed a sneaky pit stop for chips!

Day 5

Sunday 6th Sep
22 miles down, only 100 to go!!
I can’t believe that I’ve now exceeded my second money target. Everyone has been so generous. I’ve now decided to aim big and go for a new target of £750.! 

Day 5 afternoon cycle

Sunday 6th Sep
Thanks to my Nonno for cycling with me and cheering me on this time.

Day 5 morning cycle

Saturday 5th Sep
Two cycles today after day off for friend's birthday yesterday. So Dad out this morning and Nonno keeping me company this afternoon.

Day 3

Friday 4th Sep
You can see the Tay estuary in the background which I sailed down on Moonspray on my Round Britain Trip.

Day 3

Friday 4th Sep
It was good to get out on the bike tonight after a day at hospital getting scans. 

Day 2

Thursday 3rd Sep
The swans didn’t seem to mind the rain- I did!

Day 2

Thursday 3rd Sep
I can’t believe all the generous donations I’ve already received. Thank you so much. I’ve already exceeded my £122 target so I’ve decided to up the challenge! I’ve sailed a total of 289 miles with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust so I’m now going to try to raise £289!! I’m still just going to cycle 122 miles!!! Managed another 4.2 miles tonight in the rain.

Day 1

Wednesday 2nd Sep
The challenge begins! A cold clear evening. Midges are out!

My challenge

Wednesday 2nd Sep
My first experience with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust was when I was 10 years old. It was the summer after my first cancer diagnosis and I didn’t know any other children who’d had cancer. I had an amazing time and loved being with people who all understood what it was like to have cancer and just get on with life and have fun. I have now been on 4 fantastic trips with the trust and they have helped me through some really difficult times, including my cancer relapse 18 months ago.
I was lucky enough to take part in the Round Britain Trip  where I sailed the 122 miles from Stonehaven to Edinburgh and had the best time. I’d really like to help raise Some money for the trust so these amazing trips can continue so I decided that as I cannot sail on the water this year I’d cycle around it. I’m going to try to cycle 122 miles around my local loch and try to raise £122!

Thank you to my Sponsors

£122

Mum & Dad

We are so proud of you Elita. You always have such a fantastic attitude to this and every other challenge you have faced in the last five years. Never change! Love always, Mum and Dad Xxx

£52.50

Anne & Andy Maltman

What a great example you are to us all, old and young alike. Best wishes and love from Anne and Andy

£52.50

Eloise Pearson

Well Done Elita- what a fabulous inspiration you are.

£52.50

Dave & Jude

Well done Elita!

£52.50

Douglas And Hayley Gentleman

You are incredible Elita! Well Done to you! Xxx

£50

Isdale &alison Anderson

Great progress. Congratulations on all you efforts.

£50

Adam & Leila Martin

Good luck in all you do Elita - you are an inspiration to us all xxx super proud of your achievement xxx

£50

Mo & John

Love and hugs Mo & John

£42

Amy

£31.50

Heather Reid

Amazing effort Elita...well done! I had such a great trip to Ben Nevis with your mum and it was lovely to hear all about your cycle. Sending much love, Heather, Doug, Harvey, Archie and Hetti xxxxx

£31.50

Nadia Small

£31.50

Chris Baughan

Keep those legs pumping!

£30

Philip Baughan

The end is in sight - well done

£30

Laura Mcdonald

If only I could join you for both the chips and the cycle, I would! O miss you lots and am so proud of you Elita! Keep going! Lots of love and hugs from Tassie. Laura x

£30

Ann

Well done Elita! A wonderful total raised for such a good cause

£26.25

The Garness Family

Well done Elita! You’re doing so well ! 🚲🚲🚲

£26.25

The Williamsons

Well done Elita. So lovely to see you and your mum & dad today. Keep up the pedalling!

£26.25

Rosemary Logan

Loved reading your blog. Congratulations on a great effort - keep spinning!

£26.25

Dennis Gillespie

£26.25

Margaret Kean

£26.25

Neil Tilston

£26.25

Joanna Stout

From all the Stouts

£26.25

Shona Townsend

❤️

£26.25

Dr E Mcfarlane

Well Done! You must be fit now.

£25

Moraig Piggot

What an amazing thing to do Elita 💖 we are so proud of your courage and determination 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️ Love from the Piggots xx

£25

Fiona Small

Well done Elita, keep up the amazing effort! xx

£25

Jack Turner

£25

Astrid Smith

Go for it Well done

£25

Bill Lamb

Good cause Elita because I was one of the lucky ones.

£25

Nonno And Nonna

Keep pedalling

£25

Paul, Gill, Nick, Eleanor And Hannah Xxxxx

Don’t get too dizzy going round and round the Loch!

£25

Nana

Lots of love, keep pedalling.

£21

George Macfarlane And Christine & Ronnie

You are an inspiration and thank you for sharing your cycle run venture with us.

£21

Kevin Madill

Fantastic effort for a great cause! Go Elita!

£21

Nicola & Alun Barton

Well done Elita! Xx

£21

Gary & Ali Torbet

Well done Elita - you are amazing and inspiration to so many of us! Hope you achieve your goals!

£21

Stacie Higgins

You are a total star and I am sooo lucky I got to be your teacher for your last year of primary! 🥰 Keep smashing it! Is this as fun as when you did Daily Mile... I know how much you loved that... 😉 Super proud of you as always. 🌟 Lots and lots of love, your fave Miss H ❤️ xxx

£21

Kate Kennedy

Well done Elita. Loved your photos and posts.

£21

Anonymous

Great effort, Elita. Well done.

£21

Anonymous

Great stuff Elita!

£21

Anne Meiland

What a wonderful achievement. Our best wises to your success

£21

Keena Laing

All the best Elita you are amazing.

£21

Anonymous

Haven't you done well !

£21

Paul Phillipson-masters

Good luck for your cycling challenge!

£21

Valerie

£21

Esther Lockhart

Elita!!!! Just read your last months achievement what a lass you are well done your a super star 🤩xx

£21

Stuart Campbell

£21

The Mcnutts

Amazing effort Elita, along with all your cycling support team! So pleased to hear about the support and friendships that the Trust has given you. Well done x

£21

Euan & Julia Webster

Well done Elita. Best wishes for the future.

£21

Alan Fraser

Very well done - great effort! If you do it again, however, please persuade your Nono not to try to multitask. Answering his phone while cycling obviously puts hill walking in serious jeopardy! Very best wishes from both of us, and congratulations, Alan and Edith

£21

Neil Rice

Well done Elita from the Rice family

£20

Debbie Mcartney

Well done Elita

£20

Lesley Scobie

Keep those legs pumping

£20

Lorna, Steve, Arran & Kirsten

You are amazing!

£20

Laura Kobine

Well done, you are amazing. Love from all of us.

£20

Shona Hayes

Well done, Elita! Keep pedalling, you are very nearly there now.

£20

Susan And Alastair

Keep up the great work. Glad to see Clova is doing her bit too!

£20

Janice Murray

Well done - enjoy your cycle

£20

Kate Steven

Hi Elita, great to see you involved in Round Britain again and to read your posts as you take on your 289 mile challenge. Having your class come and see Moonspray in Arbroath was definitely one of the best visits of the whole trip - I hope they cheer you on this time too!

£20

John & Ann Steer

Well done Elita on your cycle and fund raising efforts. Love John & Ann

£20

Gaffney

Well done Elita Love from The Gaffneys x

£20

Megan Cant

Well done Elita and a great cause.

£20

Siew Khim & Douglas

Well done Elita, much Aroha!

£15.75

Gregor Robbie

£15.75

Kirsten

Enjoyed the cycle & the chips! Good luck

£15.75

Joel Mcfarlane

Great stuff wee Sis, sending you lots of love from across the pond.

£15

Anne And Charlie Scott

£10.50

Andrew Murphy

Good luck! 😁

£10.50

Tracy Moran ( Elliot's Mum)

What a fantastic challenge. Well done and keep going - you'll inspire so many others.

£10.50

Anonymous

£10.50

Susan Hutchinson

£10.50

Alison Robertson

Well done Elita

£10.50

Esmé Anderson

£10.50

Ami Conchie

Well done Elita, so proud of u! Love u always ❤️

£10.50

Averil Anderson

Well done !!

£10.50

Hannah Jamieson??

I’m so proud of you for doing this your so inspirational. I’m so lucky to have you as my best friend love you! 💕💕💕

£10.50

Abigail Napier

£10.50

Jan Ford

Well done Elita, a great achievement.

£10.50

Iona Mcfarlane

Keep it up little sis xx

£10.50

Birinder Brown

Well done Elita ... The Brown’s 😊

£10

Elita Mcfarlane

£10

Fiona Hunter

Good luck with your fundraising, from Harry Hunter and family

£10

Mary Grant

Good luck Elita. Hope you make lots of money for the trust. From Mary (Kirsten's gran)

£10

Anna Macdonald

Well done’

£10

Liz & Martin

well done Elita.💏

£10

Alison Robertson

Well done Elita

£10

Paula Ferguson

Excellent effort Elita💕

£9.45

Tom

£8.40

Matthew Mcfarlane

Well done Elita!

£5.25

Elinor

Well done for taking this on Elita! I can't even get round the block on my bike.

£5.25

Chris P

£5.25

Hannah Ingram

i’m so proud of you Elita!! love you always, you’re amazing❤️❤️

£5.25

Luke Mcgrory

Keep it up kid :)