Next week sees the beginning of a physical and emotional challenge of gigantic proportions, being executed by 4 Gibraltarian cyclists for the benefit of cancer patients in Gibraltar and the UK.
The London2Gib Bike Ride will see 4 cyclists setting off from the Royal Marsden Hospital in London and cycling across the UK, France and Spain to the Lady Williams Cancer Support Centre in Gibraltar.
The aim of the Ride is to raise money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign and the Gibraltar Society for Cancer Relief.
Father and son team, Freddie and Richard Muscat, Sigurd Haveland and Julian Bellido have been training dedicatedly for the arduous 2,500 km cycle ride, which begins on Monday 25th September and will take approximately 2 weeks (weather permitting).
The original idea came from veteran cyclist Freddie Muscat, who has had first hand experience of the work carried out by the Royal Marsden Hospital, where his sons were successfully treated for Hodgkins Disease.
The team aims to raise £20,000 and is asking everyone to contribute in a number of ways. Donations can be made over the phone by dialling 8921. Each call will be charged at £1 (with a small surcharge for mobiles), which will be donated to this event.
Online donations can be made at justgiving.com/london2gibcycle. Cheques and other donations can be made to “Cancer Relief – L2GC” and deposited at Barclays Bank or sent to the Lady Williams Cancer Support Centre, Devil’s Tower Road. vox.gi