Cancer continues to touch our lives - family, friends and colleagues have been affected by it to varying degrees, with some still battling it today. The level of support and treatment now available is heartening, but it's still tough, uphill battles for both patients and medical/care professionals alike, even without the CV-19 crisis hampering their work. CRUK expect to see donations run short by £160m this year - enough to fund tens years of clinical trials.
The Covid-compliant LDU will see myself and other participants complete approximately 1000 miles, from sun-up on August 1st 2020, around England on minor roads only - no motorways, no dual carriageways. My bike – a 1994 Suzuki RF900R – is an abused, neglected and ham-fistedly maintained minger, scarcely worth the £300 I paid for it.
Repair costs have been kept as low as possible, relying on the generosity of friends and colleagues to get it to the start point. It remains to be seen whether it has enough life left to complete the challenge... or if it'll strand me somewhere, cold and miserable on a grass verge.
I'd be very grateful if you could recognise my single day of hardship and suffering, by donating even just the price of a coffee or a pint, to support a charity in tough times so it in turn can support people who have to live with the hardships of cancer every day.