I’m Charles Biscoe from Wellington in Somerset, although a Cornishman by birth. This blog is the record of a journey I’m doing in early summer 2011 from Roscoff in Brittany to Santander on the north coast of Spain. It’s a well cycled path purely because of the ease of return on the Santander – Playmouth ferry which is a well earned rest after a few weeks of riding into the sun.
I’m a nurse and work as a Health Visitor in my home town. I come into contact with all sorts of people living all sorts of lives, and I consider myself to be one of the lucky ones. This ride is a great jaunt for me as cycling is my hobby and major pastime, but it is also a way of shoveling some money towards the Prostate Cancer Charity.
I did the British End to End from Land’s End to John O’Groats in 2008 for the same charity and raised around £800. It would be really good to beat that with this French End to End (sort-of) so I’m aiming for £1000 this year.
All the money goes directly to the Prostate Cancer Charity via Justgiving who will claim Gift Aid if you indicate you are a UK tax payer. Please give what you can. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. 37,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. 250,000 men are currently living with the disease. That is a rate of 1:9 men having a lifetime risk of developing a debilitating, life threatening disease. This compares to the shocking 1:8 women who have a lifetime risk of Breast Cancer, although Prostate Cancer has a fraction of the profile. It’s not a competition though, and this charity has done much to get men talking about the disease.