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“Cyclists see considerably more of this beautiful world than any other class of citizens. A good bicycle, well applied, will cure most ills this flesh is heir too” – Dr K. K. Doty
We are here to support the cancer community by supplying cycle equipment to patients, survivors and their direct family members.
Cycling doesn’t only benefit the body, it allows time to digest and think over what is happening. Whether that is during diagnosis, treatment or after the all clear when you’re anxiously awaiting news from a follow up with a consultant or scan.
Adam, 31, founder of The Bike Network:
In 2017 I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Bowel Cancer.
Myself and my wife Jamie had just had a little boy who was only 2 months at the time, our lives were catapulted on to a roller coaster of tests and appointments.
I started a 3 month chemotherapy treatment but after 2 months the cancer shown no signs of improvement. I was sent for an emergency operation to have a colostomy formed before starting over 5 weeks of daily radiochemotherapy.
Thankfully this treatment was a huge success and after a major operation I was given the amazing news all the cancer was removed.
After my treatment had finished, I had 3 months to wait before my final operation to remove the tumour.
I was overweight and wanted to do everything I could to help improve my chances of a successful operation and speedy recovery. I had no clue what would happen after buying that used bike off eBay.
Since buying that bike, it has truly changed my life; I am fitter, healthier and stronger than before cancer. I have rode thousands of miles, completed an ultra marathon and the Royal Marines triathlon whilst raising in excess of £15,000 for charity.
I have created The Bike Network in the hope others can experience the same benefits I have.
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