Les had his Whipples in Nov 2003 and chemo-radiotherapy last year. Trace was originally inoperable and after chemotherapy and chemo-radiotherapy was able to have a Whipples in May 2005. Les raised £16,700 in Nov 2004 on the 1st anniversary of his Whipples by cycling a distance of 240miles from Bolton, Lancashire to Hammersmith Hospital, London where he had his surgery. Trace has taken part in 2 World Triathlon Championships since his surgery Hamburg in 2007 and Vancouver in 2008.
Les wants as many people as possible to join him in this event and 'Ride around the World' to support the 3% of survivors of pancreatic cancer. The aim is to get as many people as possible taking part in cycling events to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research.
Les is raising funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK - the UK charity which grew out of this discussion board and which has raised over 1million dollars so far to help combat this disease. http://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk
You can read more about 'Bike to the Future 2008' and 'Ride Around the World' at www.biketothefuture.org.uk and you can sponsor Les and Trace at www.justgiving.com/biketothefuture2008 You can also send messages of support to Les and Trace through the web-site
If anyone lives along the route it would be great if you could cheer them on.
Help them 'Strive for Survival'
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