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Gruelling cycle ride raises almost £250,000 for cancer research

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Tim Morgan (sixth from left) with his fellow cyclists (photo: Tim Morgan)

Tim Morgan has faced an extraordinary challenge this month in a cycle ride pitched as the 'hardest event in the Cycling Weekly Sportive Series' to raise funds for cancer research. His amazing efforts have already raised almost £250,000.

Tim was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2015 and is raising funds for The Institute of Cancer Research, London, to bring new treatments to patients sooner.

Tim said: "Following two big operations and several rounds of chemotherapy and immunotherapy I am currently receiving a new targeted treatment which is the result of extensive and ongoing research. These kinds of discoveries are exciting and game-changing and the ICR is a global leader in this field.

"The proceeds from this ride will help fund research into personalised therapy and immunotherapy, which are shaping the future of cancer treatment."

The challenging cycle ride is called the Dartmoor Demon. At 90km long with a total climb of 1600m, it has been described as 'potentially the hardest event in the Sportive Series' by Cycling Weekly.

His intrepid team of family and friends grappled with the 'short and punchy climbs' and the 'long drawn-out ascents' to support vital research into life-changing treatments. The following video shows highlights from the ride and features Tim elaborating on why he took on the challenge.

Video produced by Quite Frankly Productions.

Story updated on 2016-07-13 to include video and to update the total amount of money raised.


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