Thousands raised in Matt's memory
A KEEN cyclist whose brother died from testicular cancer was today celebrating raising nearly £3,000 in his memory.Mark Elmy, 33, of Henniker Road, Debenham, was one of three Suffolk men who took part in the 205-mile coast-to-coast challenge.
A KEEN cyclist whose brother died from testicular cancer was today celebrating raising nearly £3,000 in his memory.
Mark Elmy, 33, of Henniker Road, Debenham, was one of three Suffolk men who took part in the 205-mile coast-to-coast challenge.
He was joined by his uncle Graham Elliott, 49, of Penny Meadow, Capel St Mary, John Millar, 36, of Gosbeck Road, Helmingham and Rob Farquharson, 36, of Derby.
The quartet took on the challenge, in aid of the Orchid Cancer Appeal, following the death of Matt Elmy, 31, who grew up in Coopers Close, Witnesham.
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Mark said: "It was fantastic but very challenging.
"It was ten hours a day in the saddle. I'm sure Matt would've been proud of us.
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"If he had have been ok he would've been doing it with us. Certainly when we got towards the end it was really hard slog.
"You could imagine Matt saying 'come on, we're doing this' if he was there."
The cyclists' four-day route took them from St Bees, in Whitehaven, Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay, near Whitby, in North Yorkshire.
So far they have raised £2,800 but are still hoping to smash through the £3,000 barrier.
Matt, who lived in Walthamstow before his death, died in February February after doctors initially failed to diagnose his condition for a month.