In 2012, I started cycling at 8 years old to fight cancer by participating in the ACS Bike-a-thon. That same year I participated in the Evesham Harvest bike ride, which is where I learned about Team Evesham. I started riding with Team Evesham shortly after, and have loved it ever since.
There is nothing like the feeling of cycling early in the mornings. Laying in bed, warm and cozy, and still tired; it can be difficult to get up. Then I jump on the bike; the sun is starting to rise and I’m surrounded by the cool and crisp morning air. I see all of my friends I’ve made and then the blood starts flowing. All of a sudden I feel awake, alive, and there is not a care in the world being accompanied by my second family (Team Evesham). It’s the best.
Looking back on all of the goals that I have set for myself, I’ve accomplished every one so far and Team Evesham has been a big part of why. Last year I completed my first 100 mile century ride in the Cancer event. The miles we all put on our bikes seem so easy when we have such a great group of people to support us, push us, even caution us to make sure we get to continue to do what we enjoy safely. I remember when I was on my first sunrise group ride without my Dad. I ran into a mailbox and was so embarrassed feeling bad for interrupting the group ride. Everyone made sure I felt comfortable knowing that it didn’t matter and that I was still welcome to come back with or without my Dad.
My two goals this year are to complete a 500+ mile ride within a week at Yellowstone National Park, with other team Evesham riders and to increase my speeds so I can start racing. I looking forward to working with my “cycling family” to achieve these goals.
Team Evesham Note: Cameron has been recognized by the American Cancer Society, Evesham Township and the State of NJ for his cycling and community service participation.