A group of cyclists from the UK has managed to complete a charity bike ride that was organised to raise funds for mesothelioma research, and has resulted in thousands of pounds being raised. The bike ride was a gruelling twelve hundred mile one, which the determined cyclists completed earlier this month.

In total the bike ride charity event managed to raise fourteen thousand pounds (around twenty three thousand dollars) which will go to the Hampshire Asbestos Group to help open a centre that is dedicated to the research of mesothelioma, which is an asbestos related cancer for which there is currently no cure.

The charity bike ride involved riding through some of the areas that had been most affected by asbestos related disease, and the group included campaigner Jason Addy and specialist asbestos legal experts Paul Glanville and Katrina London.

An official from Hampshire Asbestos Support stated: ‘We were delighted to greet the campaigners giving them the welcome they deserved for such a phenomenal achievement. We are seeing increasing incidences of asbestos-related conditions including mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lung.’

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