Cycle trek to Paris for lymphoma charity

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A 55-year-old man from Marsworth is to cycle 300 miles from London to Paris over four days from June 8 in an attempt to raise £5,000 for the Lymphoma Association.

Graham Franklin is making the journey in support of his brother-in-law Alan Mayhew

who has non Hodgkins lymphoma.

Alan, from Tring, celebrates his 30th wedding anniversary in July and along with his wife Gillian will be in Paris to greet Graham at the Eiffel Tower.

Graham said: “I am aiming to raise at least £5,000 for the Lymphoma Association in support of my brother-in-law Alan Mayhew who has been living with lymphoma for a while now and continues to deal with the challenges he faces in such a positive way. He is a great guy and I hope my riding 300 miles to Paris - which is roughly 6 hours in the saddle for 4 consecutive days - will help show we are with him every mile along the road and to raise much needed money to fund the research for developing new treatments and patient support initiatives.”

Lymphoma is a blood cancer and is the fifth most common cancer in the UK affecting older and younger people. Lack of awareness is a big issue and being a complex disease it has many different subtypes and approaches to treatment.

The national headquarters for Lymphoma Association is based in New Street, Aylesbury and by also celebrates its 30th anniversary the weekend Graham arrives in Paris.

If you would like to sponsor Graham on this challenge and help him pass his £5,000 target visit https://www.justgiving.com/grahamfranklinlondontoparis/