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Cycle extravaganza was in Wendy's memory
7:30am Monday 28th May 2012 in News
A BANK worker was part of a team which cycled 180 miles to raise cash in memory of a former colleague.
Peter Mann, 55, of Mount Crescent, Brentwood, was one of 11 RBS workers who made up the Corporate Dynamos cycle team.
The team cycled from Battle in East Sussex to Worthing, then on to Chertsey, Surrey, before finishing in London.
Mr Mann said: “It was in aid of pancreatic cancer research, as a former colleague sadly died of it.
“I do a fair bit of cycling but nothing to that level, but I approached it with a mixture of enthusiasm and trepidation.”
The team cycled 60 miles on Friday, May 11, 80 miles on May 12 and 40 miles on May 13.
The three-day trip was in memory of Wendy Butler, who worked for RBS in London and died earlier this year after a brave fight against the fifth deadliest cancer in the UK.
She was diagnosed during a routine check-up and initially given only a few months to live.
She went on to defy the odds and, during her last year, was determined to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer and its symptoms in the hope more people would have a better outcome than she did.
Mr Mann said: “The ride was hard going, but it was very satisfying when we finished and it’s pleasing to have raised a lot of money.”
Ali Stunt, of the Pancreatic Cancer Action charity and a survivor of the disease, said: “Wendy was such a special person and we applaud the Corporate Dynamos for doing all they can to raise valuable funds.”
Classic symptoms for pancreatic cancer include painless jaundice, significant weight loss, new onset of diabetes and new onset of persistent or significant abdominal pain and or back pain.
To support the Corporate Dynamos and Mr Mann, visit www.justgiving.com/Corp dynamos