Thank you for visiting my Cancer Research UK Cycle 300 page. This September, before the end of the month, I plan to complete 300 miles on my bike for Cancer Research UK. I will be pedalling harder than ever because I want to raise money for life-saving research and help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
Every penny makes a huge difference to vital cancer research so please show your support with a donation to my page.
I want to do this because of the bereavement cancer has brought to my family over the past few years:
Edwin "Grandpa" Sutton, my father-in-law, passed away in May 2016.
My sister Barbara was taken after a long battle with cancer in February 2017,
She was followed closely by my son-in-law's father John Eales in March 2017.
My wife's brother John Sutton passed away in March 2020.
Gwyn Griffiths, not a family member, but my former colleague and friend since 1977, passed away in April 2020.
Two young women from our church fellowship have also sadly passed away due to cancer over the past two years.
My plan for this year was to do a fund-raising bike ride across South Wales, but the onset of the pandemic has made this impractical. Instead, I plan to cycle the same distance, about 200 miles, in the same time, 5½ days, choosing local routes. The first part of the month will be devoted to training to build up my stamina, and this will add the remaining 100 miles to my300 mile target for the month. You can follow my progress on this site.
Catherine, who would love to join in these bike rides, cannot take part due to problems with her hip, but she will contribute my refueling strategy!
We would be really grateful if you would help us to raise money that will go towards finding a cure for cancer.
Tom & Catherine