After breaking my body a few too many times this year I really wanted to focus on something positive and put all of my efforts into doing something worthwhile, something which will make a difference. So after months of planning the Stand up to Cancer Challenge is finally here!
In October, Simon Ledsham, one of the directors at Cancer Research UK, and I will be cycling around all of the CRUK institutes in a week. The route takes us from Glasgow to Manchester to Cambridge (via Birmingham) and on to the Francis Crick Institute.
To put this challenge into perspective. I would class myself as a 'pretty keen' cyclist but I will be cycling the equivalent of what I normally cycle in a week, in one day, and I will be doing this for 6 consecutive days!
This is a challenge that everyone can be involved in. You can donate through my just giving page or by taking a selfie of your own ride and posting it on social media with the hashtag #SU2Ccyle and then texting CYCLE5, CYCLE10 or CYCLE20 to 70404
I believe that through this challenge we can come together as a cycling community and achieve something amazing. Thank you to everyone who has helped me set up this event. Let’s make this HUGE!!!
All money raised will help take breakthroughs in the lab and transform them into treatments and cures for cancer patients who need them right now.