Liège to London: riding for Guy’s Cancer

A mamouth 305-mile, 3-day cycle between the Belgian City of Liège to Guy's Hospital in London, all for Guy's Cancer.

What is the Liège to London bike ride?

Who will be taking part?

Why are they taking part?

What will the money fund?

How can I support Liège to London?

What is the Liège to London bike ride?

The Liege to London Bike Ride is a 305-mile, three-day cycle between the Belgian City of Liege to Guy’s Hospital in London between 19 - 21 September 2019.

It is the brainchild of cancer survivor and past Guy’s Cancer patient Gary Saunders , who participated in another fundraising cycle challenge from Land’s End to London in 2016.

This time, the road is even longer. The ride is both a celebration of survivorship and an opportunity to raise funds for more vital research and treatment. Money raised will help more people who are diagnosed with urological cancers such as prostate, testicular, kidney and bladder cancer.

Who will be cycling from Liege to London?

A 20-strong team * including cancer survivors, dedicated cancer professionals, friends and family will ride together on a physically demanding route through rural and urban landscapes across two countries.

Gary will be joined by prostate cancer survivor, now King’s College London researcher Dr Mark Ashworth. They will also be joined by teammates Dr Simon Hughes and Dr Deborah Enting, both of whom are dedicated clinicians, medical researchers, and well as committed fundraisers for Guy’s Cancer.

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Why are the riders taking part in Liege to London?

Each rider has a different story to tell, for some, it’s personal, for others it's professional and in some cases, it’s both. Although each individual’s motivation is different, they share a common goal: to raise funds to develop vital research for the urology centre at Guy’s Cancer.

Currently, around 22,718 people are diagnosed with either bladder or kidney cancer in the UK every year and around 47,700 are diagnosed with prostate cancer (that's 1 in 8 men).

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What will the money fund?

The money raised from Liege to London will fund further scientific research and clinical treatment in relation to urological cancers including developing immunotherapy. This is a type of treatment that involves taking medicines that encourage the immune system to fight cancer, infections, and other diseases.

In urology, it is effective for kidney, bladder and prostate cancers. But not all patients respond to this type of treatment, so Guy’s Cancer researchers will look at finding ways of predicting who will respond to immunotherapy, find new related treatment options for patients who do not currently respond and enhance immunotherapy responses while reducing side effects.

Another research project will investigate whether directing chemotherapy to the bladder can reduce the number of patients developing bladder cancer after receiving treatment for similar cancer in the kidney.

How can I support Liège to London?

You can either sponsor the riders here or donate directly to Guy's Cancer. You can also keep up-to-date with news from Guy's Cancer from Subscribing below to our emails.

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