Cancer patient rides 2,082-mile Tour de France at home while shielding from coronavirus

Keith Farquharson rode the 2018 Tour de France distance on an turbo trainer while he undergoes treatment for stage four bowel cancer

Keith Farquharson (Sir Bobby Robson Foundation)

Keith Farquharson has cycled the 2,082-mile distance of the 2018 Tour de France on a turbo trainer while receiving treatment for stage four bowel cancer and shielding from the coronavirus at home.

The 46-year-old software developer from Newcastle has been receiving treatment from the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Research Centre, and so decided to raise funds for the centre with his challenge.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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