Cyclist’s 140-mile ride for blood cancer research

A CYCLIST has ridden from Rushden to Eastbourne to raise cash for research into blood cancers.

Paul King, a paramedic, arrived on the Sunshine Coast on Sunday after peddling his way along the 140-mile course.

He was inspired to take to the saddle when a good friend was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma and began undergoing chemotherapy at the DGH and Mr King began researching the condition and what was being done to fight it.

He stumbled across the story of former Crystal Palace and England footballer Geoff Thomas who was diagnosed with a similar illness but recovered before going on to cycle the Tour De France route.

As a keen Palace fan, Mr King thought taking on a cycle challenge would be a fitting way to support his friend and raise some cash at the same time.

You can still sponsor Mr King’s cycling efforts by visiting www.justgiving.com/Paulrichk1.