Service provider Telindus has formed a team to ride from Surrey to Brussels in June to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
According to Paul Sweeney, solutions architect at Telindus and organiser of the initiative, the aim of the 256-mile ride is to raise £10,000 to help fight cancer. And three of the team members – including Sweeney – have themselves undergone treatment for cancer at one time or another.
""I felt a lump in my throat and went to my GP. By the time I'd gone through all the tests, I was quite prepared for a cancer diagnosis. But when it came, it wasn't a great thing to hear," he said.
"Organising the event is our way of showing we've beaten cancer and to do something positive with our lives to help others."
Pictured are some of the members of the team, which will ride from Telindus' office in Camberley, Surrey, to the headquarters of parent company Belgacom in Brussels between 21 and 24 June. The ride will be split into four stages, with the team being ferried across the Channel on day three.
A customer, Telent, has provided a support van to follow the team with luggage and spare kit.
Helene Poursain, Surrey fundraising manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said £10,000 is enough to cover a Macmillan nurse for two and a half months, providing support to patients and their families.
So far, the Telindus team has raised more than £4,500. Donations can be made via the Virgin Giving website.
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