On Friday September 22nd 2017, Tim Albiston and his four friends: Ian Guy, Paul Kelly, George Roden and Phil Rowland will cycle from London to Amsterdam over the course of 2 days as part of 'Team Bones'.
The ride will involve an 82 mile cycle on Day 1 from London to Harwich, an overnight ferry crossing to the Hook of Holland and then a 55 miles cycle into Amsterdam on Day 2.
This is a significant challenge for most of Team Bones, as some of the individuals involved are far from regular cyclists. They all take part, however, to raise much needed funds for bone cancer research in memory of Alex Albiston.
In March 2010 Tim, tragically lost his son Alex at just 18 years old to bone cancer. All of the individuals taking part in the event were close to
Alex's story through their friendship with Tim. Alex was an
inspirational young man. He was an immensely popular individual being both an outstanding student (he was due to study at Cambridge University) and excellent sportsman (he played football for the academy at Sheffield Wednesday FC).
You can read all about his story at www.alexalbiston.co.uk.
Alex Albiston was really keen to raise funds for research into bone cancer and his favourite charity was the Bone Cancer Research Trust which is dedicated to saving lives and improving outcomes for people affected by primary bone cancer. Despite being a very small charity they are the leading funders of research into this cruel disease - with more research projects exploring primary bone cancer than any other organisation.
Since Alex passed away, his family and friends have raised over £125,000 from lots of different activities and challenges and we are delighted to have an opportunity to add to this total by competing in this London to Amsterdam ride in his memory.
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