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We are cycling 255 miles from Holyhead to Cardiff for Cyclists Fighting Cancer because of the support to Cian Case in funding a trike.

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  • Team members: Carl Harbord, Dave Probert and Martin Carroll
  • Event: Cycling Wales for Cian #CW4C, 31 Aug 2016 to 03 Sep 2016

Cyclists Fighting Cancer

We give bikes and specially adapted trikes to help children with cancer across the UK

Charity Registration No. 1140017

Story

4 year old Cian Case underwent surgery for a tumour on the spine in late November 2015 at Noah's Ark Children's Hospital, Cardiff.

The subsequent diagnosis was that of a rare and aggressive cancer called AT/RT which was also shown to be present in his brain.

The surgery left Cian paralysed below the waist, with the neurologists pessimistic about any significant recovery in mobility and his parents were told he was unlikely ever to walk again.

Whilst receiving further treatment for the cancer, which included 6 weeks on radiotherapy on the brain and spine & 8 courses of intense chemotherapy; Cian also received daily physiotherapy which has shown remarkable and unexpected recovery in his movement.

To further aid his recovery the charity Cyclists Fighting Cancer is funding a bespoke trike for Cian to build strength and stamina in his lower limbs whilst also being able to enjoy rides with his family.

We are undertaking the gruelling ride from Holyhead on Anglesey in the North West of Wales, down to Cardiff Bay in the South.

This 255 mile ride through the amazing and rugged Welsh terrain includes climbs totalling in excess of 5,100 metres!

We sincerely hope that you will support us in this worthy quest, and also invite keen and responsible riders to join us for the last leg from Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre (starting at 11:00 on Sunday 4th September) to Cardiff Bay.

Further information can be found at www.rainbowfish.org.uk/cw4c.html



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