Hampshire cancer charity calls for people to join ‘epic’ 100-mile cycle challenge

HAMPSHIRE-based mostly PLANETS Cancer Charity is contacting for folks to phase forward and signal up for its 100-mile cycle problem to assistance raise £50,000.

The &#8216Dawn to Dusk&#8217 occasion, which has 50 individuals including medical professionals, nurses, clients and supporters signed up so much, is open to all abilities and will get location on Saturday, 22 June.

Starting up in Winchester and ending in East Huntspill, Somerset, the day will conclude with celebrations at a exceptional farm with lodges, glamping pods and yurts.

Associates of the PLANETS healthcare team, such as specialist interventional radiologist and co-founder of the charity Dr Brian Stedman and guide hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon Arjun Takhar will be having aspect.

They will be joined by specialist health care oncologist Dr Judith Cave, advisor hepatobiliary and standard surgeon Tom Armstrong, as nicely as consultant interventional radiologist Dr Sachin Modi. All the clinicians are primarily based at University Hospital Southampton.

Waiting to greet participants at the complete line will be celebrity chef and PLANETS patron Lesley Waters, whose spouse and son are also set to comprehensive the obstacle.

PLANETS can help individuals with pancreatic, liver, colorectal, stomach (oesophageal and gastric) and neuroendocrine most cancers by funding patient help groups and other initiatives, innovative treatments and investigation.

Since 2011 the charity has lifted more than £2 million and sent achievements which include a community of individual help teams throughout the south coastline and the Uk&#8217s 1st cellular electron beam radiotherapy device based mostly at University Healthcare facility Southampton.

PLANETS operations director Jo Environmentally friendly mentioned:

&#8220We are actually searching ahead to this epic problem which is our initial big biking event since the charity completed its London to Paris experience in 2016, building in surplus of £65,000 in the system.

&#8220Though it will be a massive accomplishment to vacation the 100 miles, the trip isn&#8217t just about the length &#8211 it is about the influence we can make alongside one another though acquiring a entertaining and enjoyable encounter as we seem to arrive at our £50,000 goal.&#8221

PLANETS chief government Layla Stephen additional:

&#8220We are hoping we can get additional individuals signed up to delight in the celebration whilst also encouraging us elevate very important money for the charity, but we also want to urge individuals to sponsor a rider or just to merely assistance us spread the term. Any assistance men and women want to give will be appreciated.&#8221

To find out far more or indication up, you should go to: and to donate visit: www.justgiving.com/campaign/dawn2dusk.