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Neil & Paul's London to Paris and Back

Cycling from London to Paris and Back in 4 days. for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity because we want to raise money to help fight cancer.

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The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

We fund life-saving research to help cancer patients everywhere.

Charity Registration No. 1095197

Story

This story is written by Neil, although Paul has known his brother for over 25 years and wanted to help raise money for this worthy cause.

In April 2017, my younger brother, Rob, was diagnosed with cancer. He and his wife were just approaching their 40th birthdays and had wonderful plans for celebration with friends and family. Instead, Rob was in hospital undergoing major surgery to remove a tumour from the back of his head and a series of other tumours in his neck. He came through the surgery remarkably well and the healing process began. He was about to start to course of radiotherapy when another CT scan revealed the tumour was still present in his head and further treatment will be necessary. This is the situation right now, so it is an evolving situation. We wish him all the best over the coming weeks.

I may not be able to help directly in the treatment of Robs cancer, but I can ride a bike quite well (as can Paul), so we decided to use a trip we were planning to Paris (and back) to raise money for a charity that is very influential in the type of cancer that is affecting Rob (melanoma) and we hope that the research they are doing will treat this awful disease and put Rob and many others well and truly onto a road to recovery.

The Royal Marsden was also chosen as my Mother was treated in one of their hospitals in Sutton when she was diagnosed with bowel cancer around 8 years ago. She has been in remission for a number of years now.

The Trip Itself

We will be taking two days to cycle down to Paris, via a Dover ferry crossing. We will then spend a day in Paris recovering and watching the final stage of the Tour de France. The following morning, we will begin our trek home. So 4 days of cycling with a rest day in the middle and plenty of chamois cream and good quality padded shorts! The exact route is still being planned and will be available on our Facebook page soon.

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