Cycling against one of the UK's biggest killers

Posted by vm64 at Jun 09, 2011 12:50 PM |
Josh Barnett and Elliot Armitage share a course and a passion for cycling.
Cycling against one of the UK's biggest killers

Elliot and Josh cycling against cancer

They met whilst studying English here at Leicester and, when they discovered that their families have been directly affected by cancer, united to help with a good cause.

They decided to help the world in a "less heroic than Superman" but nevertheless very important way by entering the Wessex 100 Charity Bike Ride to raise £1,000 for Cancer Research UK

Taking place on 11 September 2011, the 100 mile bike ride starts in the city of Salisbury, home to the UK's tallest cathedral, working its way north-west to Bath, home of the Roman Spa. Here they'll no doubt be faced with a number of gruelling hills (thanks to Bath's location in a valley). One of the most difficult climbs, Brassknocker Hill is known as 'the L’Alpe D'Huez of Bath'. After these tough hills they head back to Salisbury for a well-earned rest.

The pair have been regularly riding 120 miles a week to prepare themselves for a route has been given the maximum grading by Bike Events for requiring good level of fitness and stamina and featuring challenging inclines.

To donate for the good cause, visit their donation page.

To show moral support you can 'attend' their Facebook event and share it with your friends.

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