MNFCC Raises Asbestos and Mesothelioma Awareness Across the UK

Racing on Sunday 19 June, the MNFCC tackled races across the UK, raising asbestos and mesothelioma awareness and promoting The Mavis Nye Foundation and the work the charity does. James, Toni and Ab tackled The Dragon Ride in South Wales, starting at Port Talbot. Toni, Ab and James took on The Dragon Ride. Toni and Ab took on the Gran Fondo, a 134-mile ride with 11,869ft of elevation. Out of 1,179 entrants, Ab finished 272nd Read more…

MNFCC Team Compete for a Place in the World Championships

Now two races down in the MNFCC, the team competed in the Gran Fondo World Championship Qualifier, with each team member entering different categories. Missing two years of the race following Covid19 restrictions, allowed the organisers additional time to improve rider experience, encouraging local residents to show support along the route, add a 50-mile sportive for the first time and expand the off-bike activities to create Britain’s biggest cycling festival. Team leader, Ab Woolass, entered Read more…

First Race Completed – Yorkshire Corker Conquered

The MNFCC team completed the first race of the fundraiser on Sunday 5 June. Starting at the York St John University Sports Park, the Yorkshire Corker was 95 miles long and took the team around 6 hours to complete. Toni Purvis and Ab Woolass worked together throughout the tough race, dubbed “The Stein”, with both riders appearing in the top ten! Toni was placed 8th overall and Ab two seconds behind in 9th place. James Read more…

MNFCC Team Warmed Up for the Challenge Ahead

Ahead of the MNFCC challenge, the team met up and took part in the Lincolnshire Sportive on Saturday 7th May, a distance of over 100 miles. Marine Owen and James Griffiths rode 62 miles, finishing very high up the field. Ab Woolass and Toni Purvis rode 102 miles around Lincolnshire. Out of 262 riders, Ab finished a in a brilliant 4th overall whilst managing issues with his bike most of the race, beating last year’s Read more…

Ab and the team warm-up for Challenge Ahead

With the first race only a few weeks away, Ab, Toni, Marnie and James are cycling together in the Lincolnshire Sportive on Saturday 7th May to warm-up for their first race under the MNFCC, with a total distance of 105 miles. Speaking on the upcoming race, Ab said: “We are participating in this event for a final practice of cycling and working together as a team. I am also going to try and beat my Read more…

Welcome to the Mavis Nye Foundation Cycle Club Fundraiser

This charity cycle club has been organised by UKATA in support of the Mavis Nye Foundation. Ab Woolass (long-standing auditor for UKATA) along with Marnie Owen, James Griffiths and Toni Purvis will take part in various cycle races throughout the year up and down the UK. With help from sponsors and supporters within the industry, we will be able to raise money to help fund mesothelioma treatment research and raise awareness around mesothelioma, an asbestos-related disease Read more…

A message from Mavis Nye

The Mavis Nye Foundation’s primary aim is to raise funds to support a dedicated mesothelioma nurse and with mesothelioma being a terminal and devastating diagnosis, we need more research and trials for treatment.  I also have a goal of helping young medical students to become mesothelioma doctors, so we have a long way to go to make that possible. We have just been though such a difficult time with COVID, as being a patient and Read more…