A group of friends from Marshfield will cycle 1,000 miles from Lands’ End to John O’Groats in just one week, from the 5 – 13 May 2018 to raise funds for the new Cancer Centre. With a target of £8,000, they have already raised over £3,600.
The team, which comprises of Tristan Barton, John Hardy, Ian Price, Mike Batty, Martin Knight, Rhys Gwilliam, and Jon Millar have been training for many months getting ready for the cycling challenge. The group will be supported by Tom Day, who will drive along with the cyclists and provide invaluable support.
Tristan Barton, RUH Orthopaedic Surgeon and one of the cyclists said:
“We are proudly raising money for The Forever Friends appeal, fundraising for the new Cancer Centre at the Royal United Hospital, Bath. We are self-funding the trip, so all money raised will go directly to the charity. This is really important to us all, both individually and as a group as friends and family have received treatment for cancer at the RUH over the last few years and we want to give something back and help contribute towards improving care provided to patients and their relatives.”
England and Bath rugby player, Henry Thomas presented their team kits recently at a gathering with their sponsors. Tristan said:
“We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us so far, the kit looks great and we really appreciate it. Training through the rain and snow has been challenging, as well as doing extensive planning for the route, and organising accommodation, food supplies, and bike kit. After many hours in the saddle, we are now ready and raring to go!”
If you would like to sponsor the team, please click here. The group are planning to keep everyone updated on their journey via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter profiles, simply search ‘marshfieldcycle’. They also welcome posts with tips, advice, and encouragement.