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Top to Toe - End to End Cycle Challenge for Macmillan Cancer Support

Raising money for: Macmillan Cancer Support

Sam Greatrex

The Challenge

Cycling a 1000 miles between the most southern, eastern, western and northern Macmillan Cancer centres in the UK in 8 days, with just enough time to visit 9 Macmillan bases along the way.

The Charity

When I was diagnosed with cancer, I gained first-hand understanding of the positive effect Macmillan nurses have for people in every corner of the UK. I hope to promote Macmillan nurses by cycling from Derriford hospital in Plymouth at 9am on Monday 9th September and arrive at the Elgin Palliative Care centre by 5pm on Monday the 16th September.

The Training

I juggle training for this cycle with rowing training as I'm planning to cycle and row entirely around the world in September 2014. My UK cycle is to mark one year until I set off around the world so I train at every chance, cycling to and from work. With a mini exercise bike under my desk I also cycle at work. Odd looks from colleagues and a slightly sweaty suit are well worth it knowing that £5,000 will help Macmillan improve the lives of people diagnosed with cancer.

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