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Great North bike ride children's cancer - charity event

Hi all,

This ride is growing from strength to strength, people are coming from all over the country to take part.
we are expecting over 2000+ cyclists this year!
(2007 over 1500 cyclists took part and raised £70.000).

Is it possible to give our fantastic cycle event a mention? maybe a mention or forward e-mail to friends,or even enter a team?
Any support is greatly appreciated. This event is now bringing cyclists from all over the country.

SEAHOUSES TO TYNEMOUTH PRIORY ( Northumberland)Sunday 24th August 2008 (Bank Holiday Weekend)

Reg charity no 1085775.


Our son died from a horrific childhood cancer July 2000 aged 18yrs, since his death we have fundraised for our charity which we set up in Christopher;s memory. We have raised £500,000 to date.

Any publicity would be greatly appreciated.

Last year we raised £70,000 with 1500 cyclists taking part we aim to double that amount this year if possible. We even took 230 cyclists and their cyclists to the start on the morning leaving Tynemouth 7.15am.Hadrain Spring Water, Northumbrian water donated bottled water, Red Bull, and Delmonte Bannanas gave all cyclists energy.

Our website


Seahouses to Tynemouth Priory

Sunday 24th August 2008

(Bank Holiday Weekend)

Caring for Children and Young Adults with Cancer

Christopher suffered 3 long years Evening Chronicle covered him during and after his illness, they named him BRAVEST BOY IN BRITAIN AND LOCAL HERO.

To date we have raised £500,000..

Cycle from Seahouses, at approximately 9AM to arrive at the Tynemouth Priory, the ride is 54 miles of beautiful Northumberland scenic coastline, entry fee is £10 to include NIKE T Shirt, Medal, inform your friends, workmates, get a team together! Have some fun, and raise some money for charity at the same time through sponsorship.

(Please send your entry fee to the Chris Lucas Trust,

95, Lancaster Drive, Hadrian Park, Wallsend,

North Tyneside, NE28 9TF, to receive your sponsorship forms).

Telephone: 0191 2632884 for more details

Or register on-line
Please bring the family for support!

Tombola, etc at the Priory! A great day out for all!

Please visit our web site at:

The Chris Lucas Trust is fundraising to pay for our Scientific Medical Researcher, based with the NHS, at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, Institute of Cancer Research, Innovative Therapies for Children with Cancer (ITCC) since 2005.
To research a very aggressive cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma (Rab – doe – my - o - Sarcoma) to help improve the quality of life of children and young adults suffering from this horrific type of sarcoma.

He has very good experience of molecular profiling of cancers and I am sure he will really help us push forward our ongoing work on rhabdomyosarcoma

The research group are also very interested in the underlying molecular abnormalities in RMS that might be important as targets for developing new drugs.

Our vital work work on the molecular characterision of rhabdomyosarcoma, using 'microarray' profiling which tests thousands of genes simultaneously.

By looking at how these results predict response to treatment, we aim to highlight the important genes for choosing new drugs to test on RMS cell lines and in the clinic and aim to identify new targets for developing new drugs.
Tel 0191 2632884

Best Wishes

Lynn Lucas


  • teulkteulk Posts: 557
    Already signed up for this years ride so hope to see some of you there.
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