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Simon Aylett

Simon Aylett

A 4,500 mile e-bike ride towing a caravan.


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]At the end of 2017, my oncologist sat me down and told me that I had about 12 months of reasonable health left until the Prostate Cancer that I have been fighting since 2012 would gain the upper hand.[/p][p]So I decided to do a big ride on my ebike, towing a tear drop caravan made in the shed, from Rye in Sussex all the way to Syracuse in Sicily. The trip took place in the summer of 2018, it took 2 months covering 2,000 miles, and we raised nearly £40,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.[/p][p]By the end of 2019 I was becoming quite unwell, and the armoury of medication was at an end. I had had surgery, chemo therapy, radio therapy and various forms of hormone treatment, all of which had worked for a while but had all been out witted by the cancer.[/p][p]At the beginning of 2020, just as Covid 19 was appearing in the UK, I was accepted onto a phase 1 drug trial at The Royal Masrden Hospital's Drug Development unit in Sutton, Surrey.[/p][p]A year later I am still here! Better than that, I am feeling well and the cancer blood markers (PSA score) have been reduced to very low levels.[/p][p]So.........It's time to do another big ebike ride towing my home made aluminium caravan. This time raising funds for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity to help them research and trial new ways of fighting all cancers, not just Prostate.[/p][p]On May 30th (subject to Covid restrictions) I plan to leave my home and follow the coastline for 4,500 miles in an anticlockwise direction until I get home again. [/p][p]The ride will take between 3 and 4 months, during which time I will be living in my mini caravan that we call The Velopod.[/p][p]Please give generously. The Marsden do an amazing job giving people like myself extra time, whilst continuously researching and trialing new potential cures.[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

30 May 2021


Jun 11, 2021

Colm OReilly

Hi Simon, Great effort man!, definitely deserve a few days off after that roundabout.


Jun 10, 2021

Jamie Shirley - Brunner Uk

Very well done awesome work, from Jamie (who you met at sticks house on Saturday!)


Jun 10, 2021



Jun 10, 2021

Mark Smith

Fantastic story and great charity. If Gerry Pack endorses you then it must be good. Hope it all goes well.


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jun 10, 2021

Roald Britt and the Rofgo Family

You truly are larger than life!! You're an inspiration to us all.


Jun 10, 2021

Deb F

Keep on truckin' !!

Jun 10, 2021

Fiona S

Sorry I’m so late (thought I’d already donated - blame it on my age). Another amazing trip for you, you lovely chap. Here’s to success. Xxxx


Jun 8, 2021

Mart. Soph

Keep going Si! Hope to connect before you get home.


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jun 8, 2021

Tony Brighton

Great effort Great cause - Best of luck


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jun 8, 2021

Jane Mockett


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

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