Len Cuthbert

Len Cuthbert
Riding in memory of Gwennie, Lauren, Liam
Cancer: #1 killer of kids in Canada. 27 children are diagnosed every week. Please come along for the ride by donating.
I've Ridden 526.7 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 1333rd
  • Province: 752nd in ON
I've raised $1,643 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Gwennie, Lauren, Liam

Gwennie, Lauren, Liam

My Story

22 Jul 2021

This is my third year doing this, and I sure don't feel in shape to do it, but I must do it.

Terry Fox said, "Even if I don't finish, we need others to continue. It's got to keep going without me." And so we will.

I am riding in memory of each child that has been affected by cancer. And I'm starting with naming three of a very eclectic group, each of whom I will introduce during the month of August.

1. Gwendolyne Skewes who died of cancer April 8, 1938. She was 4 1/2 yo and my mom's sister.

2. Lauren Berg, whom I rode in memory of last year, passed away July 23, 2019 from cancer. She was 16 yo.

3. Liam, who was diagnosed at 4 1/2 yo and was in maintenance mode last year. He is the son of an amazing mother, Melanie Chiu.

Again, come ride with me. I'll get on the bike with your support and we'll carry on this battle.

My Challenge

  • August 31, 2021 - The End Has Arrived
    1 Sep 2021

    The final day has come. Once again. Why does the month of August seem to go by faster than the month of January?

    Thank you for what 'you all' just made happen. $1643 towards fighting kids cancer. Thank you for investing into this project and for supporting and cheering me on with your generosity. I'm grateful!


    Sep 29 - Oct 2: I have a new play ("107") I am producing at the Palace Theatre in London. It's part of a week of amazing entertainment. Tickets are on sale now and I would be thrilled to have you come see one of the 5 performances. Information and a link to tickets can be found at www.107.buzz.

    Sep 11 - We kick off a 10-week theatre program for Gr. 4-10 youth in London at the Wesley-Knox United Church on Saturdays, 9:30a-12:00 noon. We have 14 youth registered so far -- almost full. www.FridgeDoorLive.com for info and registration.

    Thank you to everyone again!

    August 31, 2021 - The End Has Arrived
    Posted 54 days ago
  • 12.4 km ride - 12.41km Road Cycling - Tuesday, August 31, 2021
    Logged this ride 54 days ago
  • August 30, 2021
    30 Aug 2021

    Spent the weekend in Stratford and saw the play, "Serving Elizabeth," which is a new and imaginative show about "Issues of Colonialism, Nationalism, & the Question of who Gets to have a Voice." The 100-minute show was staged under a tent, sort of in the round.

    In our journeys, we came across this unique collective of monuments, many from 1876 -- 145 years ago. It's always intriguing that no one alive today has ever met the people these monuments represent.

    Inscribed on one, "In Memory of Edward Rooney who died Aug 16, 1876 Aged 51 years Requiescant In Pace"

    August 30, 2021
    Posted 55 days ago
  • 10.9 km ride - 10.88km Road Cycling - Monday, August 30, 2021
    Logged this ride 55 days ago
  • 12.4 km ride - 12.38km Road Cycling - Friday, August 27, 2021
    Logged this ride 59 days ago
  • August 27, 2021 - Eat an elephant.
    27 Aug 2021

    How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

    5 days remaining and today I crossed the 500 k goal mark.

    Despite not being prepared to do it this year, it's all in the math ... or the bites. Fortunately, I like math ... and graphs and charts.

    17 km/day would be enough daily bites required. And the occasional 40-60 km/day bites made up for the missed days.

    Frank Cody, Detroit’s Superintendent of Schools, wrote in 1921:

    “It is entirely possible for a man to swallow an elephant one bite at a time, and it will make him a bigger, strong man, too. But he cannot swallow it all at once and he must reject he ivory, in any event.”

    Temp 23 C ~ 79% Humidity. Like riding at the bottom of a pool.

    PS. I don't need the graph. I just like doing it. And looking at it. And I know I'm not the only one out there with that kind of issue.

    August 27, 2021 - Eat an elephant.
    Posted 59 days ago
  • 32 C + 66% Humidity
    26 Aug 2021

    A ride to the post office in a damp world.

    Mushrooms anyone?

    32 C + 66% Humidity
    Posted 59 days ago
  • 3.3 km ride - 3.35km Road Cycling - Thursday, August 26, 2021
    Logged this ride 59 days ago
  • August 25, 2021 - Gone With The Wind
    25 Aug 2021

    When I rode yesterday, I failed to do a check of the weather. Wind direction that is. The direction and velocity will usually determine which way I head ... usually trying to ride into the wind for the first half and with the wind on return. The opposite happened yesterday ... and it was a bit tougher on the return.

    Little piece of trivia.

    Q. Do you know how runway numbers are chosen? A (possible) hint is that no runway number goes above 36.

    A. The first two digits of the magnetic heading determines the runway number. Runway 18 would be in the direction of 180 degrees or South.

    Take off and landing is almost always done into the wind. Since wind direction is always given in the direction it is coming from, it makes selecting the best runway for take off / landing easier.

    If the wind direction was reported as 045 (NE) at 10 kts, and the available runway was 09 on one end and 27 on the other, the best runway would be 09 with a slight (45 degree) left crosswind. How simple is that?

    August 25, 2021 - Gone With The Wind
    Posted 60 days ago
  • 18.5 km ride - 18.50km Road Cycling - Wednesday, August 25, 2021
    Logged this ride 61 days ago
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