Andrew is taking part in Le Cure 2017 which is raising funds for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
"Le Cure is a charity cycle event established in 2014 to raise money for cancer research following the diagnosis in 2013 of a young (34) barrister that I know and work with a lot, Marianne Butler (Fountain Court), with advanced breast cancer. In the 3 years since it was set up, Le Cure has raised over £800,000.00 for the Royal Marsden to pay for research fellowships. 100% of the funds raised goes on research because the charity is fun by the founders for free and the participants in the ride fund themselves. That money is spent on pioneering research under the care of Professor Ian Smith, the country’s leading breast cancer specialist.
How is the money raised? Through persuading novice (or at best occasional commuter) riders to take on the gruelling hills of the Alps and, in particular, the iconic climbs of Le Tour. Each year, the riders (including me this year!) scale more than the height of sea level to Everest in vertical metres (in addition to around
400km on the flat) over 4 days in September. Do not take it from me that this is a gruelling challenge. This year’s route is here:
Along with all other details about the ride and the research that Le Cure is funding. It is an horrifically daunting challenge and your support would be very much appreciated. This is no jolly sponsored sky dive…
Any questions at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch."
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