Cycle challenge to raise cash for breast cancer unit

A husband has cycled from Edinburgh Castle to Lincoln Castle to raise money for the hospital breast cancer unit where his wife received treatment.

Dave Podmore, from Brandy Wharf, was joined by friends Colin Hills, from Caistor, Sarah Green from the Market Rasen area and David Naylor and David Thomas from Lancashire. Their support driver was Richard Powell.

The group managed to raise more than £3,000 for Lincoln County Hospital’s breast cancer unit.

Dave - who was joined by his wife Vicky and her friend Charlotte Kirton for the last 30 miles of the journey - said: “It was a mammoth cycle ride and 30 miles is a hell of an achievement for Vicky.”

Consultant Dave, 50, cycled 263 miles in two days - and battled some tough conditions.

He said the first day was mostly hills.

Then on the second day he was cycling against the wind from Darlington.

Dave said: “It (breast cancer) affects a huge amount of people in our county.

“The unit needs any support they can get.

“If we can help a little, that’s great.

“Vicky’s probably very proud of what I’ve achieved.”

The money raised will go towards equipment for sentinel lymph node biopsies, which help surgeons in detecting and removing the lymph node nearest to the breast to ensure accuracy.

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Pictured above (from left): Dave Podmore, Colin Hills and Sarah Green.