Andrew Clark from Glasgow is cycling 52 miles through some of Scotland’s finest scenery in the “5 Ferry Challenge” on the 18th May to raise funds and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer Action.
Andrew has a close connection to pancreatic cancer as his girlfriend has lost an uncle and grandmother to the disease (Action for Patricia and Paul).
Andrew says: “I bought a bike initially to lose a bit of weight by cycling to work 3-4 times a week, and a friend Simon Foy (cycling for Nordoff Robbins Scotland) told me about the challenge so I said I would be keen as long as I could raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Action as it’s a cause close to my girlfriends family’s heart.”
The 5 Ferry Challenge, now in its 10th year, is an exciting journey which incorporates 4 cycle sections and 5 ferry crossings in and around North Kintyre and the Firth of Clyde. This challenge is tough and is not for the novice cyclist- stretching 51 miles and some extremely step climbs!
Pancreatic Cancer is the UK’s fifth biggest cancer killer and the 5 year survival rate is just 4%. Pancreatic Cancer Action is committed to working towards earlier diagnosis of the disease so that surgery, currently the only cure, is made available to the sufferer. Ultimately this will lead to improving survival rates.
Ali Stunt, Founder of Pancreatic Cancer Action, said: “We are delighted that Andrew is giving his time to support Pancreatic Cancer Action.
”As a charity, we rely on the generosity of individuals like this to help us continue our vital work. Please back the team in their fundraising efforts so that we can continue research into early diagnosis and raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.”
To find out more visit his JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/AndrewClark5Ferries?