14 September 2016

Doctors pair up for Ride London

Dr Mike Spiro and Dr Mark Lambert took part in the Ride London-Surrey 100 this year – onMike Spiro and Mark Lambert a tandem bike! The pair cycled 200km together through London and Surrey on a route based roughly on the London 2012 Olympic Road Cycling Race.

Mike, who works as an Intensive Care Consultant at the Royal Free Hospital, and whose father is Chairman of the Trustees at Rennie Grove, said: “We were thrilled to secure one of the very few tandem places in this event, which has become known as Britain’s greatest one-day bike race, and delighted to be riding the iconic route in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care.  Each day at work we see patients approaching the end of their life, and strongly believe that this care is better provided outside of the hospital setting.  Unfortunately the truth is that hospice places are so limited that many people die in hospital when they would much prefer to be cared for at home or in a hospice setting.  Supporting Rennie Grove will make this possible for more people with terminal illness and we’re incredibly grateful to everyone who has donated and helped us around £650.”

£650 will help to fund 26 hours of specialist nursing care in patients’ homes or at Grove House.