Cyclists embark on 3,000 mile challenge for charity

Chiswick men join Lance Amstrong in the fight against cancer

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Chiswick's Sam Devito-French and Alex Perkins join six-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong in the fight against cancer by enlisting in the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s Peloton Project. The Peloton Project, started in 1997 by cyclists in support of Lance Armstrong, is the Foundation’s grassroots fundraising and outreach initiative that brings together a diverse group of volunteers dedicated to helping people with cancer live strong.

Peloton members from across the country, including people touched by cancer, cyclists and volunteers, raise awareness and funds in their communities to help the LAF support people affected by cancer through advocacy, research, education and public health programs.

Sam and Alex have pledged to raise £15,000 for the Lance Armstrong Foundation as a member of the Peloton Project. In 2004, Peloton Project members raised more than $5.6 million.

On 14th August 2005 they will be cycling an estimated 3,000 miles from London to Sicily and will attempt to achieve their goal within 45 days.

When Lance was diagnosed with testicular cancer at age 25, he was given less than a 40 percent chance to live. Despite the great uncertainty about his future, he declared himself a cancer survivor from the moment of his diagnosis. He educated himself about his disease, beat cancer and went on to win six consecutive Tour de France victories.

Through his experience, he realized that people need real support to deal with the
physical, emotional and practical issues they face in the battle with cancer. He formed the Lance Armstrong Foundation to help people get the resources they need to live strong.


July 29, 2005