School Friends' 100 mile Cycle Adventure

on Monday, 05 September 2016. Posted in Blog Tags CancerCare, cancersupport, fundraising, Kendal, southlakeland, Tour of Britain

As the Tour of Britain passes through Cumbria today,  we salute two local school lads who have just completed their own epic 100 mile cycling adventure in aid of CancerCare.

Robert Porter (age 11) from Ambleside, together with Gordon Blackburn (age 12) from Burneside, cycled across the country over 4 days to complete the Hadrian Cycleway, a 100 mile route stretching the entire length of Hadrian's Wall, raising nearly £300 for CancerCare.

Gordon and Robert

The lads were inspired to take on the challenge following the support Robert’s family received when mum Ruth was diagnosed with breast cancer 3 years ago. This is Robert’s second cycling event in aid of CancerCare after raising over £1,200 following his completion of the 80 mile Bay Cycle Way route last summer.

Gordon and Rob on Hadrian Wall

Ruth (pictured with Rob below) said: “I don't think he will raise as much money this time around but it is great that he is so keen to fundraise for CancerCare again. I'm very proud of him!”

ruth and robert

CancerCare provide a wide range of free professional support services for local cancer patients and their loves ones at their dedicated centre on Blackhall Road and also deliver outreach services including Aromatherapy in the Westmorland General Hospital. Around 80% of CancerCare’s income comes directly from local community donations and only receive a small amount of funding from the NHS.

To sponsor Robert & Gordon visit their JustGiving page here. For more information about CancerCare visit www.cancercare.org.uk or call 01539 735800.