A hospital porter from Sheffield who lost his wife to leukaemia has raised thousands in her memory by saddling up for a bike ride.
Simon Freeman, aged 39, who lives in Wincobank and works on the A&E ward at the Northern General Hospital, completed the 26-mile London Bikeathon, raising £2,320 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
Simon’s wife Wendy died aged 53 in January following an eight-year battle against chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.
His success in the London race has spurred him on to his next challenge – cycling to Paris in 2014.
“I found the London Bikeathon to be totally awesome and an amazing atmosphere with all the other riders. Crossing the finishing line was very emotional and the tears started flowing,” said Simon.
“I want to keep Wendy’s memory alive and continue her fight by raising awareness of this disease and as much money as possible.
“I hope research can continue and we can hopefully one day find a cure for all blood cancers.”
The London Bikeathon took in landmarks of the capital city such as Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral, finishing at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
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