In October 2012 my wife Laura was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukaemia. Since then she's had two courses of chemotherapy treatment and a stem cell transplant which was completed in April 2015. She is now in remission and returning to a normal life again. I wanted to help pay something back for the work that's already been completed to provide the treatments that Laura was
given, and also do what I can to continue moving things forward, giving researchers the funds they need.
When choosing a fundraising event in which to participate, I saw the London Bikeathon listed on the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research website. Seeing the route that passes through central London, it seemed like a fantastic event to get involved with. The 52 mile distance will definitely challenge me as I'm not a regular long-distance cyclist, but I'm sure that the atmosphere on the day will carry me through!!
With less than 3 weeks to go until the big day I'm going to keep pushing my fundraising in order to raise as much as possible for this great cause. I hope that everyone taking part is enjoying the build-up and getting all the sponsorship they can. It means a great deal to me to see progress in blood cancer treatment and this is a brilliant way to help achieve it!
We’d like to thank Richard and all our Bikeathon fundraisers for their amazing efforts! There’s still time to sign up for London Bikeathon on Sunday 16 August.