I’m cycling 17 miles at Rutland Water for NSPCC on Sunday

On Sunday morning I shall be waking up earlier than I would normally like to at a weekend but I don’t mind because it’s for a very good cause. My Mum works for Rawlinson’s Accountants in Peterborough who are celebrating 75 years this year. Each year the staff at Rawlinson’s do all kinds of events to raise money for their preferred charity; NSPCC. To celebrate their 75 years they have decided to do 75 charitable acts in their money raising efforts including some abseiling from Peterborough Cathedral, a team in the Peterborough Dragon Boat Race, a Summer ball and of course the Rutland Water Cycle Ride which I have agreed to take part in alongside my Mum. As well as all their fundraising they will also be donating their time to help local projects to complete outstanding tasks they need doing.


The NSPCC is a charity that Hubby and I support with monthly payments, being parents ourselves we feel it is important that all children are given the same chance to live a safe and happy childhood so I’m honoured to do this ride for all those children who are less fortunate.

As a child and a teen I would cycle for miles and miles, my Mum and I would head off on our bikes and be gone for hours without a second thought but since the Beans have come along, I haven’t really found the time to cycle. With my 40th birthday at the beginning of May I decided to buy a new Hybrid bicycle with some of my birthday money and have been going out 3-4 times per week every since to build up my stamina again. Where I live is very flat so cycling has been quite easy going but Rutland has some big hills and bumpy tracks which will obviously be a little more energy sapping for me.

I have pledged to raise £50 and I am currently at £10 so if you could spare £1 or £2 to sponsor me I would really appreciate your support. You can do so by clicking on the Just Giving link above or in my sidebar. Let’s see if we can smash my target and make the NSPCC proud.

Wish me luck!!!


  • Chantelle Hazelden (@MamaMummyMum)

    June 3 at 8:50 am

    A fab cause to raise money for, good luck for Sunday!!

    1. IamMummyMatters

      June 8 at 8:24 pm

      Thank you, I’m pleased to say that it all went really well and I loved it!

  • Kerry Norris

    June 3 at 11:29 am

    This is amazing. Well done. I hope it goes well x

    1. IamMummyMatters

      June 8 at 8:25 pm

      Thank you, we had lots of fun x

  • Realweegiemidget

    June 3 at 2:42 pm

    Good Luck! Hope you have a great day to do this in too!

    1. IamMummyMatters

      June 8 at 8:31 pm

      Thank you, we were so lucky it was a beautiful day and all really enjoyed taking part x

  • annalisanuttall

    June 3 at 6:17 pm

    Good Luck – I’d be thinking of you as I know someone doing something similar – bur more nearer London.

    1. IamMummyMatters

      June 8 at 8:35 pm

      Thank you. There are some amazing fundraising events taking place.

  • Elaine Livingstone

    June 3 at 8:19 pm

    hope the weather is kind to you and you enjoy your cycle. A god cause.

    1. IamMummyMatters

      June 8 at 8:35 pm

      Thank you, the weather was perfect for us and we had a great day x

  • leonii amber

    June 4 at 7:35 am

    brillaint cause good luck, it supposed to be great weather for it. look forward to hearing the outcome x

    1. IamMummyMatters

      June 8 at 8:40 pm

      It was a chilly start but soon warmed up and the sun stayed out (and hot) for the rest of the day. It was lots of fun and I’m pleased to have raised money for a good cause x

  • Michaela | Adventures of a Yorkshire Mum

    June 4 at 1:04 pm

    I hope your cycle goes well and that the weather is nice for you 🙂

    1. IamMummyMatters

      June 8 at 8:42 pm

      Thank you, it was harder than I anticipated but I loved it and the sun shone all day long 🙂

  • hannahhowell912

    June 4 at 4:56 pm

    Good luck!! I can’t do one mile let alone 17!!!

    1. IamMummyMatters

      June 8 at 8:45 pm

      I was quite impressed with myself in the end, I only started cycling again mid-May and managed to get up to 9 miles on flat roads. Rutland Water had some big hills which I had to walk up but I still made it all the way around 🙂

  • Rachel

    June 4 at 8:12 pm

    Wishing you lots of luck and for such a fab cause x

    1. IamMummyMatters

      June 8 at 8:46 pm

      Thank you, I had great fun raising money for this amazing charity x

  • Kaz & Ickle Pickle (@IcklePicklex)

    June 5 at 7:27 pm

    Well done to you – I hope it all went well 🙂 Kaz x

    1. IamMummyMatters

      June 8 at 8:53 pm

      Thank you, it went really well. I was very nervous when I set off but a few miles in and I was loving it 🙂 x

  • Kara Guppy

    June 6 at 7:24 pm

    Good luck, that is longer than it sounds I bet x

    1. IamMummyMatters

      June 8 at 8:53 pm

      Haha yes the last couple of miles were a little tough on the old saddle 😉 x

  • Caro | The Twinkle Diaries

    June 7 at 3:25 pm

    WOW! Good for you!! I hope it went well! I went on a bike at Bluestone last year for the first time in YEARS! I don’t think I’d be able to do this, that’s for sure!! 🙂

    1. IamMummyMatters

      June 8 at 9:05 pm

      Haha, I used to cycle for miles and miles when I was a teenager but I only got back on the bike again in mid-May so I was amazed that I made it around but I did and I felt great afterwards 🙂

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