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Steve & Martin cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats to support local cancer care

06 Sep 2021

York locals Steve Corrigan and Martin Richardson begin their journey today (Monday 6 September) cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in aid of York Against Cancer.

They envisage the ambitious cycle ride taking around 2 weeks to complete and aim to cycle an average of 60 – 85 miles each day – a combined total of nearly 1000 miles and the entire length of Great Britain.

Steve said “I’ve been a keen cyclist and orienteer for most of my life. I decided to take on this challenge because I have always wanted to do it and with my wife, Jill, having breast cancer we’ve chosen to fundraise for local cancer charity – York Against Cancer.

Jill used the minibus for 3 weeks whilst undergoing treatment and found the service invaluable. We also saw all the other services they provide and think it’s a great cause.”

Steve Corrigan and Martin Richardson

Cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats

York Against Cancer General Manager, Julie Russell went on to say “We’re so grateful to Steve and Martin for taking on this epic challenge and choosing to fundraise for York Against Cancer.

The money raised will help fund our minibus service which covers 16,000 miles a year taking local cancer patients to and from St. James’s hospital, Leeds for radiotherapy treatment. 

Many people will benefit thanks to Steve & Martin fundraising.”

Steve has set up a Just Giving fundraising page here should anyone wish to donate. So far, they’ve raised an incredible £4,500 plus…for local cancer patients in York and surrounding areas.

Read more about our free minibus service to St James’ Hospital, Leeds here.

Follow @yorkagainstcancer on social media for updates on Steve and Martin’s progress over the next fortnight. We wish them both the best of luck and have our fingers crossed for good weather.