20 May 2013
Peter Goodall with his wife
Peter Goodall of Bridlington, will be pushing himself to the limit this July, taking on the challenge of a stage of the Tour de France.
Peter started cycling in 1963 has taken part in various events and been a member of different cycling clubs and has ridden thousands of miles since he began. This year he has signed up to ride a stage of the Tour de France to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
He's riding stage 20, which is at Annecy and covers 82 miles in one day. 'I won’t be riding with the elite professional riders though' he explains. 'They will be cycling at a later date. It’s a route that they will be following and it’s going to be tough, but it will be a great sense of achievement.'
Peter is taking on the challenge and raising money for Macmillan, 'They do such great work helping people when they are going through cancer, so I’m hoping to raise some money so that they can help more people.'
Sally Millington, fundraising manager for Macmillan says, 'It seems that everyone knows of someone who has been diagnosed with cancer. As more people are being diagnosed with cancer and people are living longer, the demand for our services has never been greater. Every penny raised will go to help us reach more of the people who need us, and will keep Peter pedalling.'
To make a donation or find out more about the work of Macmillan Cancer Support, contact the Fundraising Support Centre on 0300 1000 200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.