Jim’s charity cycle is a tale of five cities

Jim Stewart is taking part in a charity cycle
Jim Stewart is taking part in a charity cycle

A local photographer has developed into a fine cyclist and snapped up the chance to take on a 340-mile city to city challenge for charity.

Jim Stewart will ride his bike between five cities and travel through four countries in four days to raise as much cash as possible for Bowel Cancer UK.

The challenge, which takes place in September, will see Jim set off from London to Calais and then onto Bruges, Breda and finally Amsterdam.

He said: “This is a cause close to my heart. Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer, but it shouldn’t be - if diagnosed at an early stage it is very treatable.

“It’s over 18 years since, at the age of just 65, we lost the best father and granda anyone could wish for to this disease. My dad, Jim, was a brilliant family man, friend and committed to helping his community.

“After his death a street in Falkirk, Stewart Avenue, was named in his memory.”

According to Bowel Cancer UK, more than 40,000 men and women are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year in the UK.

Jim said: “Bowel Cancer UK are almost completely dependent on voluntary donations. Please help me help them to save more lives.”

Visit www.justgiving.com/Jim-Stewart7/ to donate to the cause.