Oyster Wheel London Orbital Cycle Route

By Tim Boden

I am fundraising for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

Myself and my wife are keen cyclists, however last year she was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer. She was lucky to be put on a trial of a new drug combination which is going well, but it has left me with several days each month to occupy whilst she has been having treatment in London.

I decided that I would use this time to undertake a multi-day London orbital cycle ride on a day trip basis, however on doing some research, I was surprised that no such ride appeared to exist, hence I decided to plan one myself. 

Having enjoyed riding it, I thought that I would publicise the route and use it to raise money so that others can benefit from pancreatic cancer research.

My donations could fund...

126 hours with a nurse on our Support Line

or

56 hours of early diagnosis research

My Achievements

Reached 100% of goal

Reached 50% of goal

Shared page

Self donated

My Updates

Josephine Allred 1960-2021

I’m sad to report that Jo passed away on 11th April. I will keep this page open for donations in her memory.

Oyster Wheel Guidebook

I have now finished the guidebook for the Oyster Wheel and have printed a small number of copies which are selling like hot cakes! Many thanks to everyone who has paid for a book and donated to this worthy cause.

Tim

Thank you to my Supporters

£104

John Lynch

Jo was a good person who will be missed. Rest In Peace.

£104

Joanna Richardson

In memory of Jo

£104

Richard Stratford

RIP Jo

£104

Christine Boulton

In memory of dear cousin Jo and all the special times we shared as children, flat mates, travel buddies and friends

£104

The Rousels

In loving memory of Jo from her Aussie family

£104

Hugh Ryan

£104

Heather P Scandrett Smith

£100

John Jackson

In memory of my good friend Jo, brilliant skier. RIP.

£100

Snezana And Vladimir Jovanovski

£100

Jo Allred

Love the “Oyster wheel” and love you and your enthusiasm for cycling!

£100

Jacky Courtney

Such a brilliant idea and looking forward to trying out the routes when we can return to London. Time in lockdown to be spent planning!

£100

Christine Boulton

Thank you for the calendar

£75

Helen Carroll

In memory of our lovely friend Jo. Thanks for the memories of good times and fun. Lots of love rest easy now. Helen and Paul xxx

£62.40

Janice Decker

Our thoughts are with you Tim

£62.40

Nigel Crutchley

My thoughts are with you and your family

£62.40

Dan And Susan Jarvis

We have very fond memories of Jo and her parents and are very happy to be able support this charity in her name.

£62.40

Jon Sharrock

£52

Steve Neads

Good luck with reaching the target - and I’m sure that many people will enjoy the guide!

£52

Andrea Green

Jo was an amazing lady and will be greatly missed, RIP X

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Alison Lothian

Well done Tim . The books will be brilliant presents . Alison. Xx

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Matt & Karen

In memory of Jo, with our condolences

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Stuart, Hayley & Rupert

Amazing work Tim. The work that has gone into the Oyster Wheel is really quite something! It has been great seeing the project progress and it's awesome to see the funds you've raised so far for such a fantastic cause!

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Roger Wates

Tim this book is an amazing achievement Well done on every level.

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Alison Jane Lothian

In remembrance of an amazing friend and a great Service of Thanksgiving. I will always miss her, but feel honoured to have been her friend for nearly 50 years. xx

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Di Rampton

In memory of my dear friend Jo

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Sue, Liz & June

In loving memory of Jo, our dear friend and neighbour. We will never forget her sunny smile and the good times we shared. An awesome woman who lived a good life xxx

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Jo Richardson

Hope the guidebook gets lots of interest to raise funds for such an important cause.

£49.92

Rita Dunn

With all good wishes from The Dunn family

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Alan Williams

Fantastic effort, Mr B. Thank you for putting in the hard yards. I can’t wait until this lockdown is over so I can take My Ever Loving Wife out on these routes.

£49.92

William Foubister

Looking forward to expanding my cycling horizons! Thanks very much for pursuing a fantastic idea for a fantastic cause!

£49.92

Anthony Scandrett - Smith

Keep up the good work Tim. Your efforts will be greatly appreciated by thr Society.

£41.60

Graham Dunn

Remembering Jo always

£41.60

Alison

Well done Tim. We are looking forward to seeing the finished article. Love to you both. Alison and family. Xxx

£40

Nicky And Neil

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Mike Dillon

Well done Tim. Great idea and congratulations on completing it. Looking forward to trying out the routes.

£31.20

Anna Keegan

In memory of our friend Jo, you will be missed

£31.20

Janet Cree

Can’t wait to explore! Well done Tim great achievement on completing the research and getting this into print !!

£31.20

Derek Cobb

Best wishes to Jo and to you. The Oyster Wheel is an excellent piece of work Tim. I hope it succeeds in raising money for a worthy cause

£31.20

Chris Reaveley

I’m looking forward to giving the books to my cycling crazy colleagues!

£30.16

Anne Stone

£30.16

Diane Rampton

£29

Stephen M Jones

Thanks for publicising this route Tim

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Trevor Lonsdale

Excellent publication Tim. Well done and warmest wishes to you both. x

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Garry & Carole

Well done Tim. Brilliant project.

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Mike Hellers

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John T

A fantastic idea Tim, really liked the routes. Good luck with the fund raising target.

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Nicola Hagdrup

Great book, love to jo

£26

Andrew Farrow

Well done Tim for completing a great task for a good cause

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Steve Hedges

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Amanda Steele

In memory of Jo.

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Laura Canellas

£26

Richard Stratford

£25

Linda And David

In memory of our dear friend Jo

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Katrina Edmunds

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Geraldine Glowinski

Wishing you all the best for your fundraising

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Penny Whitford

We were about to access your presentation through a link from the Cycle Touring Festival. Thank you for some new ideas for routes around this great cycling city. Can’t wait until we are let out to play. Do hope your wife is continuing to progress well.

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Andy Mason

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Anna Keegan

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Michael Fitchett

Well done Tim 😀

£25

Tim Boden

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Stephen M Jones

Thanks Tim for posting the Oyster loop online. My mate Pete and I have very much enjoyed riding those routes this year.

£20.80

Matt Frost

Thanks again Tim

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Angela Morgan

We are donating to Pancreatic Cancer this year instead of sending Christmas cards. I thought I would do it via your fundraising page. Hope you and your family have a happy Christmas and best wishes for 2020. Keep the new 'spokes' coming.

£15.60

Carole Chopourian

Pleased to be able to add support via the Oyster Wheel guidebook :-)

£15.60

Angela Morgan

Thank you for sharing your cycle routes with us all and best wishes to your wife for continuing success with her treatment.

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Anonymous

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Ms J Hewson

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Jamie Boden

We'll all cycle this together someday

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Anonymous

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Geoff Clegg

Well done Tim - hope to tread in your footsteps!

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Andy Knight

Happy to support this good cause!

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Liz Harwood

Thank you for your excellent presentation to the Cycle Touring Festival and for compiling this excellent route. We will think of you and your wife as we cycle along around our great city.

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Jane Belshaw

Hi Tim . Best of luck with this. Mike F mentioned you are a keen cyclist. Jane, mike, Connor and Hayden

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Huw Charles-jones

Great idea! Well done and good luck!

£5.20

Den

Great work Tim... been looking for a similar route but can only find on road. This is one is definitely off road.