Cyclist, 75, to thank hospital which provided cancer treatment with fundraising ride

Dave Walden, from Beccles, will cycle 100 miles to raise money for the Louise Hamlton Centre at Jame

Dave Walden, from Beccles, will cycle 100 miles to raise money for the Louise Hamlton Centre at James Paget Hospital in Gorlston. Picture: James Paget University Hospital - Credit: Archant

A 75-year-old man is set to cycle 100 miles to raise money for the hospital at which he underwent cancer surgery.

Dave Walden, from Beccles, will take part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 event on August 4, cycling in the capital and up the daunting Leith and Box Hills in Surrey.

His effort will generate funds for the Louise Hamilton Centre at James Paget University Hospital - his way of saying thank you for the care he received while undergoing bowel cancer treatment.

"I decided to enter the ballot for RideLondon 100 as a personal challenge, but within days I was diagnosed with bowel cancer," said Mr Walden.

"The level of care I received was fantastic at all levels. For that reason I decided my charity should be one local to the hospital.


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"Everybody - from those who brought tea round to the nursing staff, operating team, and my surgeon Vamsi Velchuru - has been brilliant."

Visit Mr Walden's Virgin Money Giving page to support his efforts.

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