I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer five years ago, with a PSA of 28.9 and a Gleason score of 9.
Hormone and radio-Tomotherapy followed but eventually ceased to be effective and I was put into ‘Palliative Care’. So, I decided to do one big challenge whilst I could and planned a cycle ride from the Channel to the Mediterranean (over 1,000 miles and 40,000 ft. of climbing).
I worked at getting cycling fit and learned proper cycling technique. Then, I had a very lucky meeting which resulted in the chance of radical prostatectomy using the ‘Da Vinci’ robot.
Given the opportunity of surgery I found that I could not abandon my plan to cycle across France. It had become too important to me. I realized that it had given me new purpose, something big to plan and occupy my mind with an achievable challenge.
The astonishing improvement in physical and mental well-being that cycling brought to me coupled with the growing scientific consensus on the value of exercise for those with cancer, inspired me to start Prostate Peddlers and I hope that Prostate Peddlers can inspire you