Andrew Peterson

Tom Smith 4 Points Ride

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In memory of Tom Smith

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We raise awareness and funds to help cure colon (bowel) cancer


Tom Smith was a Scottish rugby and British & Irish Lions hero.  My own father was a hero to me.  Both Tom and my dad died from colon cancer.  They both ignored the initial signs of the cancer and by the time they were diagnosed, it was too late.  This matters to everyone as colon (bowel) cancer is the UK's biggest cancer killer of non-smokers. 

I am raising £100k for 40tude to fund a full time research fellow at St Marks Hospital in memory of Tom Smith.  The research will be focused on identifying the genetic causes of colon cancer.

£100km is a big challenge, as is my ride.  Starting on July 16th 2022, I will ride unsupported between the 4 compass points of the UK in 7 days.  The 4 compass points are Lizard Point (most southerly), Lowestoft (most easterly), Dunnet Head (most northerly) and Ardnamurchan Point (most westerly).  My father is from Ardnamurchan and is buried close to the point, which is why I want to finish my ride there.

The total distance is 2500km and I will be spending 16 hours a day on the bike.  

You can follow my ride live on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  You can also join me on the route if you want.  I will be delighted for the company.

Thank you for helping with your donation.  Please also visit the 40tude website and look at the symptoms of colon cancer.  If you have any of these symptoms, please contact your GP immediately.  If colon cancer is detected early it is very treatable.

About the charity


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40tude is an innovative charity tackling colon (bowel) cancer, the biggest cancer killer of non-smokers in the UK. However if it's identified early, via regular screening, it can be easy to treat. Early diagnosis can save lives. See our website for more about the symptoms and screening options.

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