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18 months after being diagnosed with cancer, James Golding is to embark on an epic charity challenge to raise £100,000.
James, now 29, had repeated appointments with his GP complaining of back pain. Eventually, he ended up in hospital and stayed there for nine months.
Doctors had found a found a tumour 11.5cm in diameter between his spine and his kidney. This was followed by Septicaemia and Peritonitis. Given just a 5% chance of survival James lost 7.5 stone (105lb) and weighed only 7 stone (98lb). When he came round from being in a coma and being sedated he was unable to walk or even lift his head off the pillow.
After chemotherapy and 9 operations, James and was finally given the all clear on July 23rd 2009. To mark the 1st anniversary of that day James will be crossing the finishing line in Miami after completing a gruelling 3500-mile bike ride.
James and his fundraising partner Sean Newman aim to complete the distance in just 30 days. Averaging around 120 miles a day and cycling for 10 hours every day.
They hope to raise £100,000 for Macmillan Cancer support, CoppaFeel who promote the importance of breast examination to younger women & Livestrong a cancer charity founded by Lance Armstrong the legendary cyclist who also battled cancer.