I am delighted and excited to be part of a team of 20 riders joining Geoff Thomas, former England footballer, for his last ever Tour de France this year. We will be cycling over 3,400 km one week ahead of the professionals and aiming to raise £1,000.000 for Cure Leukaemia.
Cure Leukaemia helps blood cancer patients to access pioneering drug and transplant treatments by funding a network of specialist research nurses across the UK. Without these nurses, to ensure patients are monitored and cared for, clinical trials of these new treatments would not run and patients, that have exhausted standard treatment options, would miss out on potentially lifesaving therapies.
The Covid pandemic stopped the event taking place last year but this year's event is due to take place 19 June to 11 July 2021, one week ahead of the actual Tour de France event which takes place 26 June to 18 July 2021. I am in training and will regularly update the page to let you know how I'm getting on.
Every penny raised for Cure Leukaemia helps save lives and also hastens global progress towards the eradication of all forms of blood cancer.
If you would like to support the challenge, you can donate on my fundraising page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/southcitycollegebirmingham
Thanks to everyone for your incredible support and donations.