Alan LEJOG
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Alan, 74 of Witney and Rob, 72 of Oxford are starting this challenging ride on September 8th from Lands End in Cornwall and hope to average 60 miles a day to finish the ride in John o’Groats in Scotland to raise money for leading men’s health charity, Prostate Cancer UK.

Alan & Rob are hoping to raise over £3000 in this venture to join the fight to help save men’s lives.

Alan, a retired surgeon, was inspired to take on the challenge for Prostate Cancer UK after being diagnosed with prostate cancer himself and after seeing many friends - some much younger - affected by the cancer. He underwent knee replacement surgery last year and his plans to complete the ride in September 2019 were postponed by injury and rescheduled for April 2020. That was postponed again by the Corona virus pandemic.
Alan said: “We decided to reschedule when lockdown restrictions were reduced as we were determined to raise awareness and funds for Prostate Cancer UK because we know just how severely families are affected. Early diagnosis is so important in management and talking about the subject helps reduce the concern that men seem to have about having these simple medical checks carried out. “We are really looking forward to ‘LeJoG’ but there are some tough days ahead. The halfway point is the highest mountain pass in the Lake District!! But, we are delighted to be raising awareness and much needed money to help beat prostate cancer.”

His friend Rob, like Alan, has had knee replacement surgery and also has been diagnosed with very early prostate cancer. Although semi-retired, Rob is still advising biotechnology companies developing immunotherapies for various forms of cancer so, raising awareness through this ride of prostate cancer and research for novel treatments is important to him.

“Currently one man dies every 45 minutes from prostate cancer in the UK. That’s more than 11,500 men a year and by 2030, prostate cancer is set to become the most commonly diagnosed cancer of all in the UK. We need to turn the game around for men and make prostate cancer a disease that the next generation of men do not fear.


Pos. # Cnty Rider Dist. Last Report
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Alan & Rob
Finished in 16 d 7 h 33 m
1474.16 KM
35 days ago

Current position:
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Last Device Ping:
35 days ago
Last GPS Fix:
35 days ago
Last known location:
Seaview Hotel, A99, Craft Village, Huna, John o' Groats, Caithness, Scotland, KW1 4YR, United Kingdom
Track Status:
On Track / Finished
Distance On Track:
1474.16 KM (100%)
Total Track:
1474.16 KM
Altitude
23 m
Elevation
13217 m