This July, Kenton will take on a 50-mile route starting in the historic Old Haymarket, Liverpool before taking to the Queensway tunnel traffic-free. Kenton and other participants will loop through North Cheshire before heading back through the tunnel and finishing at the cycle’s festival village in Exchange Flags.
His challenge follows the Bike Chester 25 miles, which he took on last year, and is inspired by his milestone 50th birthday this year, as well as his wife, Kath’s, and mum, Joan’s, journeys with cancer.
Kenton said: “In September 2019 my wife found a lump on her breast, which turned out to be cancerous. We met with my family over dinner and shared the terrible news, at which point my mother shared with us that she had bone cancer.
“As a family we had to navigate not only my mum and wife’s cancer journeys as they went through treatment, but also the covid-19 pandemic and multiple lockdowns.
“A few years later and my wife fortunately appears okay, while my mum is in remission and has been testing clear for the last few years. After what my family has been through, I felt it was important to support a charity doing vital work to change the outlook of cancer in our region.”
You can support Kenton at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kenton-barker