Cancer Survivor, A Record Breaker Cyclist, Sets Upon a New Challenge


James Golding has survived cancer, not only once but twice. And neither time did he let go of his strong will. After battling cancer for the first time, he took part in a charity ride to celebrate the first anniversary of being cleared off from cancer. In that ride, he was involved in a car accident which he survived back in 2010.

After going through cancer twice, Golding set on a cycling spree and succeeded in breaking the world record of total distance covered in seven days through cycling by crossing 1,766.2 miles. This is one of the most incredible achievements. Golding now is set upon a new challenge, he is taking part in a big biking ride for charity. The ride would include 1.136 km long route of the OVO Energy tour of Britain, extending from Wales up to London.

The charity ride will be taken alongside Phil Jones, who is the managing director of technology giant Brother UK. One day before the professionals get into the saddle, Golding and Jones will complete every stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain. The starting point of the route is Pembrey Country Park situated in Wales, continuing till London within eight days. It will begin on first September and call into Warwickshire on the way.

The aim of the charity ride is to raise 50,000 pounds, depositing the funds in Dave Rayner Fund. It is a voluntary organization that aims to support young riders from Britain whose goal is to race abroad.

Golding tells that the ride and charity target was Phil’s idea as he and his company were turning fifty this year. Golding considers Phil as a great friend who has guided him in a lot of decisions regarding business and in the pursuit of his goals.

The most important thing for Golding is that he gets to ride his bike which he believes has steered him out of difficult situations. Golding believes he is fortunate, he has beaten cancer twice, his second child was born this year whereas he was told having a kid would be an impossibility for him. He vigilantly follows his dream of supporting young people with their goals.

Our hero was also named “Fundraiser of the Year at the Pride of Birmingham Awards” earlier this year, after having raised three-million pounds for charity!