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Novice cyclist raising money to help prolong life of dying friend


Joe Ogunmokun is a novice cyclist who has taken on the challenge to ride the equivalent distance of Wimbledon to Saint-Tropez in France (1377.6km), to raise money for his mentor, Ben Chatfield, who is dying of stage 4 glioblastoma multiforme. Ben welcomed his first child, Ruby, to the world last year – but one month before she was born he was diagnosed with brain cancer. The tumour is aggressive, and both chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment have failed. As a last resort, Ben's doctors have recommended a life-prolonging drug called Avastin, however, the medication costs £10,000 per treatment and this is needed every two weeks.

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