Bob Munro was 52, fit and active when he was diagnosed with myeloma in 2012. His treatment continues but he’s recovered sufficiently to take up cycling and he’s now passionate about raising funds for myeloma research.

“During my debilitating treatment for myeloma, one of the few benefits of my couch potato lifestyle was watching the victories of Sir Chris Hoy and the British Olympic Cycling Team as well as Le Tour de France victories of Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome. As I started to recover, I was inspired to join the legions of MAMILs (middle-aged men (and women) in lycra) and take up cycling, which, without a doubt has contributed massively to my recovery.

I know I’m one of the lucky patients, young(ish) and fit enough to cope with the daily treatments to keep my myeloma under control. I wanted to do something to help others affected by myeloma so my progression from cycling as a hobby to fundraising was an obvious one.

With a bucket list mentality, I thought what would be better than taking on the iconic London Paris route, riding up the Champs-Élysées like the pros? This ride is going to be as close as any of us can get to a pro-rider experience, and I can’t wait!

It’s going to be a huge challenge for me, but I know that with every kilometre I ride I will be helping to make myeloma history. I hope you’ll join me.

I want to do what I can to help fund myeloma research, which will hopefully lead to the next line of treatments or maybe even a cure.” Bob Munro, patient and fundraiser

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