NNUH radiographer takes on Seven Day Epic Challenge

A radiographer from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is taking part in a 1400km cycle ride from Barcelona to Box Hill this May to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Thirty-two year old Chris Beck is taking part in the ‘Seven Day Epic’ challenge, the brainchild of his friend James Bonham, who lost his father John to cancer in 2007.

He is part  of a team of six riders who are hoping to complete the challenge in seven days from 25th – 31st May.   Also in the team are James’ friends and keen cyclists Nick Perks, Dan Hughes, Rob Wicks and Jason Dennison-Wilkins.

The team will ride an average of 125 miles a day for seven days – the Tour de France average is 85 miles per day. The cyclists will be joined by a support team of drivers, a mechanic and physiotherapist.

So far the team has raised over £11,000 and hope to achieve £30,000 in donations by the time they cross the finish line.

Lead Radiographer Chris Beck, works with cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy and said: “Because of my job, this cause is close to my heart. To support a good friend, whose family received support from Macmillan is an opportunity I wouldn't miss, and to ride from Barcelona to Box Hill is likely to be an unforgettable experience.

“My training is on schedule and I have just completed 300 miles over three days from Aberystwyth to Norwich as part of my preparation. I think the hardest part of the challenge will be the cumulative fatigue – we are testing our bodies to the max, so if you can, please donate and show your support, the team will be incredibly grateful!”

For more information on the challenge visit www.sevendayepic.com or to donate visit http://www.justgiving.com/sevendayepic  

Wednesday 23rd of April 2014 03:00:37 AM