Cheshire widow to cycle for husband

A Cheshire woman's doing a charity cycle ride across Taiwan after losing her new husband to cancer.

Leah and Mark Gorry were married for just seven weeks before he died from testicular cancer.

To raise awareness of the disease Leah, along with 3 of her friends, will cycle almost  300 miles across Taiwan.

Mark was passionate about new treatments available to cancer patients and spent many hours researching on the internet.

Before he died, Mark set up The Mark Gorry Foundation to raise £1 million for Clatterbridge Cancer Research and other cancer charities.

Mark never had a ‘lump’, which many people see as the main symptom of cancer, so his main goal was to raise awareness and promote early detection.

Leah and her friends hope that by taking part in the cycle, not only will they raise great sums of money for Clatterbridge Cancer Research but raise awareness to help fulfil Mark’s wish.

Leah says: “When Mark was poorly, we often heard about new treatments being developed that wouldn’t be as harsh as the existing chemotherapy. Mark was really passionate about any new treatments and became ever more supportive of cancer research.

“Cycling Taiwan for Clatterbridge Cancer Research will also be a fitting tribute to Mark, as we will complete the cycle on the anniversary of his death.

Clatterbridge Cancer Research still has 15 places available.

To book a place, for further information or to support the cyclists with a donation, please contact Events Fundraiser, Samantha Archibald, on 0151 343 4300 or email . Visit and for more information about both organisations.