A Shireoaks man will be cycling to all four corners of Great Britain in aid of Children’s Brain Tumour Research.
Steve Wright, a chauffeur at the University of Nottingham, is set to ride 100 miles a day for 14 days straight, starting on 15th August at Land’s End and finishing at John O’Groats on 30th August, whilst visiting Dover and Tongue along the way.
The money raised by him and 15 other riders from the university will go towards purchasing a scanner that allows a surgeon to check tumour removal during an operation - it will be the first of its kind in the UK.
He will be cycling the 1400 miles in the honour of a two-year-old girl, Kiera Lee, of Surrey, who died from a brain tumour in 2013.
Steve said: “Riding in Keira’s honour is special to me in many ways. I have two boys that came along through IVF treatment at Nurture Clinic QMC Nottingham, and the struggle to make it happen makes me appreciate how important and special it is to have them.”
“To lose a child, especially so young, to a brain tumour must be an unimaginable ordeal to endure. I will ride every mile knowing that special children like Keira are being helped by the team and myself by raising money to combat this tragic disease.”
Each cyclist has been set a target of raising £5,000 and Steve has put his body on line as he recently completed 250 mile cycle challenge in under 24 hours at the Nottingham University Mayfest.
In the past he has also finished the London Marathon and Tour de France routes.
“We hope the money raised will stop other families having to go through the pain that Kiera’s have.”
“It is just so hard to imagine what they went through.”
“I will be very proud to cycle for her and her story will get me through those extra miles.”
“Her family have been in constant touch and they have me feel like part of their family.”
Visit www.justgiving.com/Steve-Wright24/ to make a donation.