John Reeve's London to Paris cycle ride
What is the challenge?
London to Paris is a four day endurance ride between two iconic cities, covering a range of terrains and conditions, making it one of the most challenging and rewarding rides around.
Date: Thursday 6th June - Monday 10th June 2013
Bpositive Secretary John is taking on the London to Paris cycle ride in order to raise money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. John is also a Trustee at LLR and having not only been personally affected by the disease, John is also in touch with many others who have, in some way, had to deal with leukaemia, its treatments and the struggles that people can often face when battling this disease.
In John's own words, he tells us why he is cycling to Paris;
"I'm riding to Paris for lots of reasons.
For Lynn who lost her eldest son Neal to acute leukaemia but never stops helping other people. For Amanda whose a survivor but at 16 has already had two joint replacements because of the side-effects of the poisons that saved her life. For all the 130,000 people living with a blood cancer in the UK and the newly diagnosed - one every 20 minutes - who are coming to terms with their dreadI'm riding because people who know about these things tell me that we are on the verge of a break-through.
I'm riding because I celebrated my 60th birthday in April and want to prove to myself that I can still do it. Cycling up the Champs Elysee with 200 other LLR riders will be amazing. I'm riding for Tim, our younger son, who was so brave. The tough times of my ride will be nothing compared to the pain and torment he went through.
Every penny will help to save a life and give more young people the chance to make their dreams come true, so please donate now."
For more details about the London to Paris event, please visit the Leukaemia & Lymphoma website . John has set up a Just Giving fundraising page for all proceeds to go to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.