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Supporters set off on summer cycling challenge

Hundreds of supporters are getting on their bikes to help find a cure for brain tumours as our Cycle 274 Miles in August challenge gets underway. 

Amongst them is Ben Wheeler, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour when he was just 12, after he had a seizure out-of-the-blue in 1994. Ben had an operation to remove the mass and has had regular stable scans ever since. 

Now a dad of two, Ben says he feels “very lucky” to be here today and is taking part in the month-long challenge to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research. 

Ben, who works as a digital strategist for the NHS, said: “I love cycling and am determined to clock up even more miles than normal next month. I’ve got my cycling club, Action Bikes, involved too so we can pave the roads in pink and yellow for Brain Tumour Research.”  

He added: “My job shows me that when the funding is there, we can make advances in medical treatments.  

“I feel fortunate that my ordeal was over within a year. I since understand that not everyone’s journey is linear, which is why it’s important for me to do something for the generations who are facing their own brain tumour diagnosis.”  

To support Ben’s fundraising, please click here to donate to his JustGiving page. 

Good luck to everyone taking part in our Cycle 274 Miles in August and 10,000 Steps a Day in August challenges this month. If you’d like to get involved, you can still sign up and raise vital funds to help find a cure for brain tumours. 

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