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London to Paris-one day away.

rich Castle
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14 Sep 2016

Less than 24 hours till I ride to Paris to raise money to help beat blood cancer.

Morning Folks.

Well the big day is almost upon us. 

In less than 24 hours I'l be setting off with over 175 other like-minded riders from Eltham Palace on my epic 500km journey to Paris to raise money to help beat blood cancer.

It's a big journey for me, never having before cycled this many miles in 4 consecutive days. It is a challenge to say the least, but I feel ready for it. It's a challenge that I'm relishing, a challenge that I've been training for and above all, it's a challenge that I feel morally obliged to take on, not only because the research funded by bloodwise means I'm here to tell the tale-a time to payback if you like-but also to make sure that we ensure that we make the lives of all blood cancer patients that much better together with a goal of 100% survival. We have come a long way since the charity was founded way back in 1960 with over half a billion pounds to date invested into life saving research, but there is still so much to do and I make this promise that I will never stop cycling until we have beaten blood cancer.

There will be tears, smiles, happiness and a real sense of achievement this Sunday afternoon when I cycle down the closed roads of the Champs-Élysées and cross the finish line with all my fellow riders, but above all there will be a sense of pride knowing that with every turn of the pedal I've done my bit to help beat blood cancer.

Now it's allez to Paris.


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