TWO men are taking on their latest cycling challenge, starting at Bradford Cathedral, in a bid to top £280,000 raised for Cancer Research UK.

Mark Bayliss and brother-in-law James Van Cleef planned that James’s son, Adam Van Cleef, be the support driver during their first ride. Adam had previously overcome B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, having been diagnosed when he was 14. In November 2016 Adam was diagnosed with a soft tissue cancer, synovial sarcoma, and in June 2018, when the first ride was scheduled, Adam died, aged 23.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

In 2019 the next ride was a 500-mile pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, Spain. In 2020 that was followed by the North Coast 500, a 500-mile cycle around the Scottish Highlands. Last September Mark, from Cornwall, and James, from Essex, cycled round 21 of the 42 English cathedrals from Truro to Bradford, and now they plan to cover the other half in two weeks from Sunday, May 15.

The first week will see them go south from Yorkshire to Kent via London, before a second week back to Truro.

Mark and James’s final challenge will see them cycle for 3,400 miles from the east to the west coast of the USA, from August 21.

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