Bike ride for brother's terminal cancer

PUBLISHED: 18:00 12 October 2011

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A SOMERSET man cycled almost 60 miles last month to raise money for charity after his brother was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Ken Marshall, aged 43, from Badgworth, was joined by two former school friends, Graham Baker and Martyn Edwards, from his childhood primary school in London for the cycle which raised more than £750 for the Lymphoma Association.

The three cycled from London to Brighton.

Ken’s brother James, a 37-year-old father-of-two children aged three and five was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

“He could have ten years, five years or it might be just round the corner.

“It’s one of those things they still haven’t found a cure for yet.

“That’s why I have tried to raise as much money as I can.”

He said the toughest part of the cycle was a steep climb up South Downs but that he was determined to do it because the cause meant so much to him.

Ken thanked Cheddar FC under-14s for helping to raise some of the money and his colleagues from dental firm TP Supplies.

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