Cancer survivor joins trio for leg of 1,000 miles

PUBLISHED: 06:30 19 July 2016

A cancer survivor will join a 1,000 mile cycle challenge to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Keith Noon, aged 59 and formerly of Exmouth, survived cancer after being diagnosed with it three years ago and he is now set to ride a 1,000-mile leg of the journey from John O’ Groats to Land’s End with his son Steve Noon, aged 30, of Exeter Road and friends.

The trio Darran Burt, aged 30, of Sadlers Close, Jason Wright, aged 46, of The Esplanade and Steve are to ride from the top of Scotland to the very bottom of Cornwall in order to raise money for the charity after family members suffered from the condition.

Both Jason Wright’s parents died from cancer, while Darran Burt lost two friends to the illness and his uncle is suffering from it.

Steve believes their cycle is the least they can do for the charity.

He said: “Anything we can do to support Macmillan, we will do it. The bike ride is not much in comparison to the things they do.”

The group is setting off on its journey on July 24 and aims to finish nine days later at Land’s End on August, 1. They have been cycling 200 miles a week and hope to raise £3,000.

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