Guest blog from Kate : looking forward

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January 2019 started with me having to stop doing lots of different things. I had been in and out of hospital throughout December and my body had not yet adapted to the first four months of daily chemotherapy for adrenocortical carcinoma. My anti-nausea drugs weren’t working and as a result I was becoming weaker and […]

The Unseen Joiner

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It is now less than a couple of days away before the wheels will turn and the journey begins. Before we start, there is one final member of the team I must introduce to you. In many ways, he is the hardest to introduce. In many ways, he is the most important. Perhaps he will […]

Coming to a place near you: new UK leg!

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The Bristol2Beijing expedition has undergone an exciting and significant change. For the first six weeks of 2020 I will be doing a tour of the UK. Starting in Bristol, taking in Wales, the North of England, then London, and departing from Dover, this route will allow me to experience the UK before I head out […]

Three weeks to go!

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The last few weeks, since I “went public” have been a whirlwind – exhilarating, tiring and incredibly exciting. Already it feels like we’ve come so far – what has been an idea for so long is now a living, breathing thing. I’m excited to see it grow. I am touched and heartened by how much […]

One month to go!

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Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is playing; as I sit down to write it has just started, so I am listening to ‘Spring’ but outside it’s definitely winter, a hard frost, snow frozen to ice and my breath billowing frozen fire. It is unlikely winter in January in the UK will be as cold as here in […]

Cancer, exercise and CanLivers

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My name is Luke. I am 25 years old. A year ago I was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. The cancer is still here – I’m here too. Starting in January 2020, I am going to cycle from Bristol to Beijing on a tandem bicycle. Let me explain.  I received my diagnosis on a sunny […]