The core team of four is lead by Ed Greig, 25, who works for Deloitte, which has chosen Cancer Research UK to be one of its charity partners. He is calling for other supporters to join the team en route to make up the seven needed to pedal the bike. Whether you can stretch to one mile or twenty, or would prefer to help out with accommodation or meal stops along the way, it's your chance to do something out of the ordinary to help beat cancer. Anyone interested in taking part can book their place on the bike by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Going the whole distance with Ed are: Jack Cole, 24, an actor from London and Dylan Williamson, 21, from Dundee. They will be joined by many others along the route including Ed's cousins, Chris Browne, 25, currently at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and Chris' sister, Kate, 23, a recently qualified nutritionist living in London. They are being assisted by Duncan MacCann, a Director at Get Cycling in York.
The bike will be in Edinburgh tomorrow lunchtime (30/07/2010) so go along and join them for a cycle if you wish !
Ed explains: "Chris and I dreamt up the idea. We've been raising money for cancer research charities since Chris and Kate's mum, Charlotte, died of breast cancer in 1999. There have been many advances over the last ten years that could save people in similar circumstances. Our hope is that the fundraising we do as part of this bike ride will help maintain the pace at which treatments are improving, and ensure that few children have to experience the loss of a parent to this disease in the future."
For more info on the event and the bike please visit www.cobiuk.com