1,000 miles to beat pancreatic cancer

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Jo Nicolson, from Wrexham, took on the incredible challenge of a 12 day cycle journey, pedalling 1,021 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise vital funds and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer Action.

Spending over 80 hours on the saddle and climbing an amazing 57,000 feet, Jo did all this in memory of her father, Peter, who sadly passed away from the disease after being diagnosed too late for life saving treatment or surgery.

Jo and the team celebrate their achievement Jo Says, “I had been training with Kathy, a personal trainer in the gym since January and trying to squeeze in long rides at the weekend. I did the London to Paris challenge 4 years ago to raise money for PCA having lost my Dad the year before.

Jo's Father, Peter who sadly passed away from pancreatic cancer
Jo’s Father, Peter who sadly passed away from pancreatic cancer

The support from everyone has been amazing both with sponsorship and best wishes before and during the ride.

The Pharmacy department in the hospital where I work had a map on the board and they tracked my progress up the country and I heard that everyone was getting very excited about my progress.

I still have money to collect from sponsor forms in work but with my giving page the total will be over £3,000 and heading towards £3,500!! This has totally blown me away as I was hoping to raise £2,000 and didn’t think I’d reach that target.”

Ali Stunt, Founder of Pancreatic Cancer Action, said: “The challenge that Jo has completed is absolutely incredible, I can only imagine how hard this would have been.”

“Without the support of people like Jo, we wouldn’t be able to continue raising awareness of the disease so please back her in her fundraising efforts.”

Click here to see Jo’s JustGiving page where you can still donate to her challenge