From John O’Groats to Lands End – Large Ride Down

Large Ride DownTom, Samuel, Robert, Ollie, and Graeme are all taking on the John O’Groats to Lands End bike ride next year, raising money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

Tom, one of the riders, has had cancer twice, and both bouts were with leukaemia.

He was first diagnosed at the age of 3 with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, and after intensive chemotherapy and treatment he went into remission. However he relapsed at the age of 7 with the same cancer and had to go through another course of intensive chemotherapy, radiotherapy and various operations. Despite these setbacks he is now in fantastic health and loves life.

Without the continuous support from charities like Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, a lot of people would not have had the chances in life we take for granted. Charities like Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research work alongside our national health service to help develop and offer new improved methods of treatment, support and facilities for patients who suffer from blood cancers.

The team plan to set off on the 1500km trip in June/July 2011 and are hoping their 12-day trip to raise £5000 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

You can follow their preparations on their blog, Facebook page, and twitter, and of course you can support them by donating through their Virgin Money Giving page.


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