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National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year

Emma’s starlit cycle to find a cure

A woman whose husband died less than two years after being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour is gearing up for an epic cycle challenge in his memory.

Emma Plowman is preparing for Nightrider London, which will see her cycle 50km through the moonlit streets of London from 11-12th June. She will pedal alongside her friend Alix Duplock (pictured left, with Emma).

The inspiration for Emma’s fundraising for Brain Tumour Research comes after the death of her husband, Paul, who was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in August 2013 and died less than two years later. He was aged 34, and left Emma and their 18-month-old daughter Isabelle.

Emma, who took up cycling after Paul’s death, said: “For me the mileage isn’t the challenge, it’s the fact that I’m usually tucked up in bed asleep at that time. The other daunting thing is how busy London will be because I haven’t done many sportives.

“It’s important for me to do this, though, so that other people don’t have to go through what we have and to help make treatments more successful and more readily available in this country.”

To support Emma’s fundraising, please donate via her JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/emma-plowman4

There’s still time to join our Nightrider team and cycle past iconic landmarks and through the historic streets of London under the starlit sky. Register here and use code Cycle10 for £10 off your registration fee!

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