Easter Riders 2019

30 years ago, a man named Mark Hallas and some friends decided to cycle from Edinburgh to Cardiff to raise money to support children like Mark’s nephew Josh. Within hours of being born Mark’s nephew was not only diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, he was having life-saving surgery, with the family being told that Josh only had a 10% chance of surviving the night. Josh not only survived that night and defied the odds, but he inspired his uncle Mark to want to make a difference, so with the help of some friends they certainly achieved that by raising over £40,000 from their cycle ride.

On April 14th 2019 Mark’s nephew Josh will take on this same challenge in order to raise money and awareness for his charity CF Warriors. Not only did Josh survive the odds put against him, he has now turned his fighting spirit into helping other children with CF by showing them the huge positive impacts that sport and exercise can have on their lives through his charity. Josh and friends will cycle from Edinburgh Castle to Cardiff Castle over 5 days to not only remember his uncle Mark but to continue what he started all those years ago. To show what it possible and to help as many other children affected by CF.

CF Warriors is a charity that focuses on inspiring and supporting children with Cystic Fibrosis and their families to become more active by promoting the positive long-term effects exercise can have on their lives. We aim to improve attitudes and outcomes.

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic, life limiting condition. One of the main characteristics is a build-up of thick sticky mucus in the lungs, digestive system and other organs. The average life expectancy is in the 30’s. Exercise, as well as having an active and healthy lifestyle, gives the body and mind strength to lessen the long-term damage this mucus can do, improving outcomes.

Improving physical and mental well-being is essential for all. The team at CF Warriors believe CF is not a barrier to exercise and activity but a challenge to be the best you can be every day.

To support our #EasterRiders19 Challenge please follow our JustGiving link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/easterriders or you can donate £2 by texting CFWEASTER to 70085

To see how you can support our mission to increase life expectancy for all children affected by CF, please email


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