4,500 mile ride across Europe to fight rare cancer

4,500 mile charity ride

Intrepid cyclist Richard Sherwood will embark on a 4,500 mile solo trip across Europe this summer in aid of The Cancer Research and Treatment Trust, a charity close to his heart.

The journey, which will begin on June 26, is motivated by his wife Helen's battle with Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD), a rare type of cancer. Triggered by her pregnancy, it was detected at the 12-week scan for what would have been their first child, and left them unable to conceive. Richard hopes to raise money for research into the little-understood causes of the cancer.

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