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Lily's Cycle

Lily Timmis, a four year old from Bangor, has taken on the challenge of cycling 100 miles over July in aid of North West Cancer Research.

Lily and parents

Inspired by her mum, Laura, who was due to take part in Cycle of Hope 2020, Lily wanted to take on a challenge of her own and in true competitive spirit wanted to top her mum’s planned 60 mile challenge by aiming for 100 miles over a month.

Laura and her husband James have kept friends, family and supporters up to date on
Lily’s adventures with regular photo updates on Facebook from their various travels, including pictures of Lily proudly wearing her custom-made NWCR t-shirt.

Laura said: “Lily absolutely loves cycling and when she decided she wanted to do a 100 mile challenge, it made sense to raise money at the same time for a charity that supports local people.

“Improving cancer care is important to me both personally and professionally as I’m a research officer within the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation at Bangor University, on a NWCR funded impact grant that aims to understand what type of treatment patients would prefer if the colorectal cancer they have spreads to the liver.

“Lily loved the challenge and it meant a lot to her that she was raising the money to help people who are poorly in her words, it was ‘brill’!”

We think you’re brill Lily!