Earlier this year, Simon Woods, Trauma and Orthopaedic Registrar at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust was diagnosed with osteosarcoma.
On September 19th, Simon’s colleagues and friends are taking on an incredible cycling challenge called the Sicycle Charity Ride, in support of Simon and to raise life-saving funds. The challenge involves cycling either 50 or 100km and the route starts and finishes in Selby.
To date, 20 Yorkshire orthopaedic trainers and trainees have signed up to take on the challenge, with more expected to take part on the day. The organiser of the event and team captain, Kevin Wembridge, pictured above, shared with us:
Earlier this year, one of our colleagues and friend, Simon Woods, was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. He has coped remarkably well with this, despite the extensive surgery and chemotherapy. The aim was to get as many trainees and trainers as possible to participate in the event to support Simon, who has selected the Bone Cancer Research Trust, because it is a charity close to his heart.
Mat Cottle-Shaw, Head of Fundraising & Communications at the Bone Cancer Research Trust, said:
Thank you so much to everyone who is taking on this huge challenge to raise life-saving funds for our vital work, which we hope one day will mean that people, like Simon, won’t have to face this brutal disease. I would also like to take this opportunity to send Simon our best wishes at this very difficult time.
If you would like to support the Sicycle Charity Ride, please visit their JustGiving page below.