Cycling for Blood Cancer Research #Bikeathon

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Every year in September Leukaemia & Lymphoma research have a sponsored charity bike race called Bikeathon covering over 28 miles.

This event is to raise essential funds for the other race of our lives which is to beat blood cancers

Shockingly even though 30,000 people are diagnosed every year with a blood cancer – Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is the only UK charity that is solely dedicated to research into blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.   They do many many other events up and down the country with various different types of sports and challenges, if you want to get involved please do look at the website, they can use all the help they can get.

From the website

Whether it’s an Olympic Triathlon or a charity bike ride around a local town, climbing Kilimanjaro or a walk in the park – whatever interests you, we’d love you to do it as part of our team to raise money for our life-saving research. Organise your own sports event, join our team. Be unstoppable.

I blogged about blood cancer before when a friend of mine was cycling 1000km to raise awareness about bone marrow transplants who also raised money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

This time cycling for blood cancer research is..

A friend of mine, that I actually met on Twitter around five years ago, Richard Bennett – known as King Richard to his online friends, is cycling this year to raise money for cancer research.  He lost his mum to cancer 10 years ago, and this year is dedicating the race to his mum.

Richard first completed the Southend Bikeathon for Leukaemia and Lymphoma research eleven years ago with his mum cheering him on and helping him complete the event with her love and support. And in recent years he has completed the Southend Bikeathon with his mum in his heart to help fund research that helps many other families who are affected by this disease.

Richard often does things for charity and he recently rose to fame after getting an appearance in the newpaper for being a part of the largest gathering of people eating ice cream in the Guinness Book of Records. Rossi Ice Cream got together thousands of people at Garons Park in Southend, Essex, for the attempt which was made during the Relay for Life event aimed at raising funds for Cancer Research UK.

He seems to always be in the news or on TV for one reason or another but that’s another story.

At the moment Richard is training hard for this event and would love some support, in any way that we can give it.  Richard has a Justgiving page which you can contribute to, you could also share this post or share Richards Justgiving page on your social networks, that just takes one or two clicks – and any help as I say will give Richard the encouragement and support that he needs to help others.

Every little helps guys so if you can spare a few pennies, cents or whatever that would be fab!

Go Richard, we are proud of ya!!