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'Lucky' Warwick dad gets on his bike to help others

Leamington Editorial 2nd Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

BEATING cancer has inspired a Warwick dad to take on a marathon 1,100km bike ride in aid of the charity which supported him through his battle.

Dad-of-two Andy Rogers was diagnosed with an aggressive form of testicular cancer two years ago.

The quick reaction of the NHS meant he was operated on quickly and the cancer was prevented from spreading. After being given chemotherapy Andy was given the all clear.

The 39-year-old was supported by Macmillan nurses in his cancer battle, and to help them he is taking on a 1,000km – 683 mile – bike ride over one month.

Andy, who works as an app developer for Telent in Warwick, told the Observer: “I know I’m one of the lucky ones so I want to do something which will help others battling this horrible disease.

“I will be doing my rides before, during and after work along with at the weekends.

“So far support has been amazing and I have raised £1,150, but I want to raise even more.”

Telent have also chosen to support Macmillan this year and will be holding their own 1,100km bike ride challenge, encouraging staff to make up the miles between them.

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