Man cycles 268 miles to fundraise for Maggie’s Forth Valley cancer support service

Left to right: Maggie's Forth Valley employees Gayle Cobain, Bill Carlin, Tom Lamb and Robin Parkinson. Picture: Jamie Forbes
Left to right: Maggie's Forth Valley employees Gayle Cobain, Bill Carlin, Tom Lamb and Robin Parkinson. Picture: Jamie Forbes

A man successfully overcame the elements to pedal the John Muir Way twice over to fundraise for a Larbert-based cancer support service.

Tom Lamb (62) battled against heavy rain storms on his own to cycle 268 miles in aid of Maggie’s Forth Valley where he works as a benefits adviser.

His efforts have generated more than £500 for the centre and saw Tom set off from Bridge of Allan before passing through places including Balloch and Helensburgh and winding up back where he started earlier this month.

Explaining his reasoning for taking on the gruelling three-day challenge, Tom said: “What inspired me was the approach Maggie’s takes to the work it does, in particular the men’s breakfast club for men with cancer.

“I really wanted to do it to make sure people are of aware of it.”

Maggie’s has 20 bases all across the UK and provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends.

The centres offer advice on matters including benefits and eating well and serve as places to meet others. For futher details, visit www.maggiescentres.org.