Cyclists gear up for popular annual Randonnée

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Scores of cyclists are preparing to take on the Brain Tumour Research Isle of Wight Randonnée to help find a cure for the disease. 

Back for a sixth year, the event takes place on Saturday 1st July. It is organised by Simon Tier, who lost his best friend of 30 years, Alan Neilson, to a glioblastoma (GBM) in November 2015, aged 47. 

Riders choose from a 68-mile clockwise route, or take on the new ‘super’ challenge, cycling a total of 100 miles. The super committed can challenge themselves to the ‘ultra’ route, cycling twice around the island to complete a whopping 136 miles. 

Amongst those taking on the challenge is Simon Warren, together with teammates Ian Hutchinson, Gary Fowen, Tony Liggett, Kyle MacDonald and Gavin Rampton.  

They have collectively raised more than £3,000 so far, inspired by Brooke Leavey, who died 11 months after she was diagnosed with a diffuse midline glioma, aged just 10. 

Simon and Ian are best friends with Brooke’s dad, Dan. Simon said: “Dan is proud and grateful that we are continuing to fund the fight in Brooke’s memory. I witnessed the family go through a terrible time, learning first-hand that there is no cure and a lack of treatment options available in the UK. Although it’s too late for Brooke, we want to make sure no other family has to go through the loss and devastation caused by this disease.” 

To donate to Simon’s JustGiving page, click here

The clock is ticking – don’t miss out on your spot at this brilliant event. Register for the Brain Tumour Research Isle of Wight Randonnée by clicking here

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