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Team Adam gets back on the bike

A dad is preparing to cycle from Newcastle to Paris for a sixth time in memory of his son who died from a brain tumour – and this year, he is more than doubling the distance. 

David Bradford and eight friends will pedal 320 miles between the two capital cities to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research, inspired by David’s son, Adam

Team Adam will set off on Wednesday 19th July to start their ride, but to make it extra challenging, David will cycle to the London start line from Newcastle, setting off on Friday 14th July. It will add an extra 330 miles to his epic journey. 

David (pictured centre at the end of last year’s London to Paris cycle) said: “I wanted to add this extra twist in the hope that people will continue to sponsor me for this important cause.” 

Adam was just 27 when he died from a grade four anaplastic oligodendroglioma on 23rd December 2019. 

Following his diagnosis in 2016, Adam and his family became keen supporters of Brain Tumour Research and have raised nearly £30,000. Their fundraising efforts included Adam and David cycling 300 miles from America’s Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. 

David added: “We just couldn’t believe it because Adam was a healthy young man. My mum and Adam’s grandmother, Janet Young, died from the same type of brain tumour when she was just 57. It’s such a devastating disease. This ride is part of Adam’s legacy, where a group of people have come together, some never knew Adam but were so moved by his story and what he achieved.” 

To support David’s fundraising, please donate via his JustGiving page

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