Hi and thank you for being here.
We are Reija and Justin and together we are Cycling For Cancer.
The idea for cycling across Europe rose from our desire to show our appreciation for the amazing work The Royal Marsden Hospital does. They provide outstanding care for cancer patients and conduct life-saving research, helping cancer patients all around the world.
There is a very personal reason for this. In March 2019 I was diagnosed with womb cancer. It was at stage three and required a radical hysterectomy, six courses of chemo, 25 rounds of radiotherapy and 2 sets of brachytherapy (internal radiotherapy) to get rid of it. Despite one oncologists’s grim view, the treatments worked and there has been no evidence of cancer since October 2019.
As well as hoping to raise lots of money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, we wish to raise awareness of womb cancer. Womb cancer has a good prognosis if diagnosed early; 95%. We want to spread awareness of the symptoms so more women know when to seek medical advice.
In our blog we will write about the preparation for the ride; how we are training for it, what equipment and route we plan to take. And once the journey commences in August 2021, we will be posting about the ride itself. In addition to posts about cycling, you will also find posts about cancer and healthy living. We have made a lot of lifestyle changes since the cancer diagnosis to support the treatments and hopefully to stop it from recurring. We want to share these with you, too.
We hope you enjoy our posts and hope to see you back here often. You can also find us on social media (links at the bottom of the page).
There are ways you can get involved, too. You can like and comment on our posts and pages and you can subscribe to receive notifications on new posts. We promise you will not received any sales posts. We would also love you to share the blog and posts you read on social media to help spread the word. And finally, you can help by donating on our Just Giving page.
If you are a company that would like to get involved by sponsoring our ride, or have products you would like us to review, we would love to hear from your. Enter your contact details here and we will get back to you.
Reija and Justin