|27 Sep 2021|
It was a pleasure to welcome back to the College Simon Aylett (1977-80) who is reaching the end of his epic 4,500-mile sponsored e-bike ride following the British coastline. Accompanied on this visit by Anne Williams (former staff 1970-95), and contmeporaries Jon Notley (1975-1980) and Sarah Cooper (1979-81), Simon enjoyed visiting Newton House and other 'Kelly haunts'.
Suffering from cancer Simon was told in 2017 that he had 12 months to live, so he embarked on an extraordinary e-bike ride from the UK to Sicily, covering 2,000 miles and raising £40k for Prostate Cancer UK.
At the beginning of 2020, just as Covid 19 was appearing in the UK, Simon was accepted onto a phase 1 drug trial at The Royal Masrden Hospital's Drug Development unit in Sutton, Surrey. The trial is proving a success, so in May, Simon set off on another big ebike adventure, towing his home-made aluminium caravan. This time raising funds for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity to help them research and trial new ways of fighting all cancers.
To support Simon in his fundraising efforts: Virgin Money Giving | A 4,500 mile e-bike ride towing a caravan.