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Marcus Wilson is Riding for Research

Marcus Wilson, a Commercial Services expert from Stafford, will be taking on the Liverpool Chester Liverpool bike ride for the first time this summer to raise funds for life-saving cancer research and education in our region.

Marcus wilson riding a bike and with his sister

This July, alongside a work friend, Marcus will take on a 50-mile route starting in the historic Old Haymarket, Liverpool before taking to the Queensway tunnel traffic-free. The duo will loop through North Cheshire before heading back through the tunnel and finishing at the cycle’s festival village in Exchange Flags, Liverpool.

After running a half marathon in March, Marcus is feeling fit and raring to go, with training including 30-mile rides each weekend.

Marcus said of his upcoming challenge: “I was keen to sort a ride out with a friend from work, having never ridden together before. The route really appealed to us and the novelty of cycling through the Mersey Tunnel, although I’ve heard it’s steep!

“My friend and I agreed on raising funds for a cancer charity as it’s a disease that has affected us all in some way. Shortly after signing up I actually got news that my sister, Heidi, had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

“I think it’s important to support a charity that is working hard to improve the future of cancer outcomes and treatment. The coincidence with my sister’s diagnosis just makes me even more driven to raise what I can.”

You can support Marcus on his fundraising page at: https://northwestcancerresearch.enthuse.com/pf/marcus-wilson