A group of retired men who cycle for leisure, usually between 35-50 miles, are cycling 100 miles in memory of their close friend and member of the group, Leonard Blunden who sadly died of pancreatic cancer just 14 weeks after diagnosis at the age of 63.
Before Leonard died, the group decided to plan a fundraising event to support Leonard, when he came up with the idea of a 100-mile bike ride. They’ve done similar fundraising events in the past, raising over £8,000 for a radiotherapy appeal for the hospital in Swindon, in which Leonard was a part of that team.
The group set off from Chiseldon at 7am on Wednesday 29th May and embarked on their 100-mile ride through the cold, the wind, and the rain, but they powered through and completed the ride in 7h:29m with a few break stops in between for much needed coffee and snacks!
With lots of support throughout their journey, the group have managed to raise £4,350 for Pancreatic Cancer Action! They hope that their funds raised can drive research into early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer which will, in time, lead to better outcomes for those affected by this cruel disease.