Lewes Dentist Embarks Upon Cancer Charity Cycle

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A dentist from Lewes is embarking on a gruelling cycle challenge to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Dr Martin Lunn is cycling the length of the UK to raise money for the charity, which provides emotional and practical guidance for thousands of people affected by cancer. Dr Lunn, from North Street Dental Practice, will start the challenge at John O’Groats and cycle almost 900 miles to the most southerly point of England, Land’s End.

The challenge has been arranged by Denplan and a team of 21 dentists will be taking part. The route is 874 miles in total and the team will take nine days to cycle from the north of Scotland to Cornwall’s most southerly point.

The team will set off from John O’Groats on the 10th May and the dentists are training hard in preparation.

Dr Lunn said that he has wanted to do the challenge for more than twenty years and now that his children are older, now is the perfect time. He has been training hard and went to Germany with his son during the half-term break to cycle along the River Mosel. The father and son team completed more than 200 kilometres in just two days, enduring terrible weather conditions and Dr Lunn believes it was excellent preparation for the UK ride.

Dr Lunn thanked all his colleagues and patients for their generous donations. He is already well on his way to reaching the target of £1,000 and said that everyone had been very supportive. He is now looking forward to getting into the saddle to support Macmillan Cancer Support, which he described as a “brilliant charity.”

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