In 1953, my dad Roy Jenkin cycled 2286 miles from Exeter through France, Germany and Switzerland with his school friend Gordon Newbery. They slept in potting sheds, railway marshalling yards, and fields of every description and they spent 10/- a week. Roy kept a very detailed diary with maps, black and white photographs, and even recorded details such as their bike wheels made 6,400,000 revolutions!
This summer, fifty years on, I retraced his route and had more than a mere cycling holiday. My dad died of cancer (multiple myloma) when I was quite young, so I wanted to raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research UK.
Please sponsor me online- its a secure site and besides you're here already! This is the most efficient way for me to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. Any amount will make a difference but please try to give generously.
p.s. If you live in the UK, and pay tax, your donation will be increased by almost a third at no cost to you.