On 19th May 2011, Nicholas Stormonth, a solicitor and keen cyclist, was diagnosed with cancer. Nick underwent chemotherapy in the summer of 2011, continuing to cycle and work throughout treatment. On 10th November 2011, when he was terminally diagnosed Nick, did not give up and continued to cycle and to work. Nick decided to plan one last cycling trip with his friend that would seem them taking on the Grand Fondo, 185 mile ride from Milan to San Remo.
As well as this personal goal, Nick wanted to assist others in his situation who may be suffering from cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. He therefore set up a charity, nico35, to raise awareness and support for people and their carers who suffer from cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. “Nico” an Italianised “Nick”, 35 for the age when Nick was diagnosed and 35kph an average speed Nick aimed to attain!.
Sadly Nick passed away on 2nd September 2012.
The Gran Fondo Milan San Remo 2012 was a great success, but that didn't mean that the Charity stopped raising funds. Over £56,000 has been raised and the Trustees do register their grateful thanks to all donors for their support.
The Charity is now closed, but should anyone still wish to subscribe in memory of Nick it would be appreciated if you would donate directly to one of Nick's supported Charities.