David McIntosh and Jason Cunnington from Spire Dunedin Hospital in Reading will be taking on a London to Paris bike ride in July to raise £3,000 for Macmillan.
The duo, who began their training in September last year, will be cycling for four days and covering a distance of 485 kilometres. Their challenge starts in south London, from there they head to Dover for the ferry crossing and then from Calais to Paris across the beautiful French countryside.
The Business Development Manager and GP Liaison Manager have been training hard and taking advantage of the wealth of expertise at Spire Dunedin from physiotherapists to cardiologists - all of whom have been offering advice and tips to aid their training.
David said ‘We’ve both always enjoyed cycling, so when we decided we wanted to get involved in supporting Macmillan the ride seemed like the ideal choice of activity. Both my mother and grandmother have suffered from breast cancer and they really valued the support offered by Macmillan so it’s a cause close to my heart.’
Jason said ‘The training has been tough but we both feel so much fitter for it which has been a great benefit, as we get closer to July we need to do more longer distance rides on consecutive days to get our bottoms used to the saddle!
‘Macmillan Nurses do fantastic work and with one in three people during their lives are at risk of being diagnosed with cancer, we know our personal contributions will make a difference to people’s lives which has been fantastic motivation.’