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Amelia goes the extra mile for cancer research

A passion to ‘do her bit’ for the ICR’s research has led one member of staff to take her new-found hobby of cycling to the next level and tackle a 100-mile cycle race.

Amelia training for the Prudential RideLondon 2015

In the past 18-months, Amelia Sewell has found a passion for cycling and also started a new role as Events Officer for the ICR.

Inspired by the important research taking place at the ICR – and in memory of loved ones that she’s lost to cancer – she jumped at the chance to combine her hobby with a desire to support the ICR by taking on the Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100 on 2 August.

Amelia hopes to raise £1,000 for the ICR’s research, and is also looking forward to the challenge of cycling 100 miles – a milestone for any cyclist.

Amelia said: “I’m delighted that I am doing my bit to support the ICR and raise funds for its cancer research. My partner Hywel will be cycling with me on the day of the event. Training and fundraising together has been hugely motivational and is helping us reach our sponsorship target and training goals.

“The training is tough, but we’ve been able to do this in the long summer evenings and I’m enjoying the experience of my local countryside at the same time – an unexpected bonus.”

Judith Spevock, Supporter Events Officer at the ICR, said: “Prudential RideLondon Surrey is a new and exciting event in our calendar and I think it’s fantastic that Amelia has taken on this challenge to support the scientific research taking place here. Seeing my colleague’s hard work and effort has given me the incentive to also fundraise in the future.”

To support Amelia and Hywel please visit their Just Giving page.

If you would like to support the ICR and have your own place in the Prudential RideLondon, email [email protected] to join our cycling team, or see our Sports and challenges page for more event listings throughout 2015 and 2016.

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