Cousins and friends embark on charity cycle

The chairman of blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia and automotive and aerospace quality management provider G&P will join 150 other cyclists riding from London to Paris, hoping to raise £150,000 for life-saving clinical trials across the country.

Geoff Cousins will be among the riders setting off from Greenwich Observatory on 8 June to pedal the 500km to the Eiffel Tower four days later.

This year will mark Geoff’s second time on the start line; in 2021 he personally raised £5,000, helping the charity to raise £150,000.

Cure Leukaemia is a charity close to Geoff’s heart having been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2005. He was among the 38,000 people diagnosed with blood cancer every year – one every 14 minutes.

He said: “I trained for months last year and was hugely disappointed to be told I couldn’t cycle after contracting Covid just weeks before the event. I am more determined than ever to do it this year and can’t wait to join 150 friends and fellow cyclists to take on the mammoth challenge once again.”

Yet despite boasting a packed entry list, Cure Leukaemia is urging others to take part.

Cousins said: “It’s such an amazing event to be involved with. There’s nothing more rewarding than crossing the finish line after a challenging few days knowing you have raised money to help people with this disease.”