Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Bruce Milroy Takes Up Cycling Chalenge To Raise Funds

Inspired by life-long friend and former Olympic swimmer, Paul Marshall, 47-year-old
and first time cyclist, Bruce Milroy is taking to the road, in a gruelling challenge, to raise money for the Cancer Thermal Ablation Fund, set up to raise awareness and increase the availability of radio frequency ablation, and a cause that was close to Marshall’s heart during his two-year battle with cancer.

Unfortunately for Marshall, his two-year battle with terminal cancer came to an end on 23 May 2009. This has been a hard realisation for best friend Milroy, but he believes that now he has the opportunity to not only pay tribute to a special friend, but to also make the difference to those in need of this effective treatment in interventional oncology.

Although only taking up cycling three-months ago, the challenge for Milroy and two friends, Gwyn Williams and Vincent Kennedy, is to cycle the length of the UK from Lands’ End to John O’ Groats, covering over 900-miles. Setting out on 8 July 2009, Milroy and his team will cycle 100-miles a day, in the hope of raising a target of £10,000.

Milroy says, “It’s not just about the miles for me, but it’s about Paul. When it gets to day four, five, or six and I’m exhausted and sore, all I need to think about is what he has been through. Paul was lucky enough to receive this treatment, but it was unfortunately too late. It is therefore essential that RFA becomes more widely available to those in need across the UK.”

Milroy and his two friends are ready to share the road and take the long ride for cancer. If you would like to assist the team in raising awareness and funds, please visit