I'm taking on this challenge and riding hundreds of miles in the French Alpes to raise vital funds for 40tude - an innovative charity that is tackling colon (bowel) cancer.

Thank you for supporting me by making a donation.  The funds will be directed very carefully by 40tude to raise awareness and to support vital research that is already making a difference to curing colon cancer.

1 in 15 men and 1 in 18 women are at risk of developing this type of cancer and if you're a non-smoker in the UK, colon cancer is the most likely cancer to kill you. However it is one of the easiest cancers to treat, if it is detected early. The really good news is that this type of cancer is also preventable, through regular screening.

If you have a test to look for colon cancer and its precursor polyps are detected, these can be easily removed, significantly reducing the risk of developing this type of cancer. 

Early diagnosis is crucial, it saves lives.  Please do:

- Know the symptoms and act immediately if you have ANY concerns
- Make sure that you, and those you love, get screened regularly - ideally from your mid 40s

Find out more at: https://www.40tude.org.uk/what-is-colon-cancer

The funds raised for 40tude also support ground-breaking research programmes targeted at transforming the early diagnosis and treatment of colon cancer.  Find out more at: https://www.40tude.org.uk

It’s a great cause, and your donation will make a real difference in helping to cure colon cancer. Donating is easy, quick and secure.

Please share this with your friends and family also. Together we can cure colon cancer.

Thank you.

Jonathan Aucamp