Members of The Rotary Club of Falkirk recently enjoyed hearing 40tuder Andy Peterson speak about his incredible solo challenge, cycling 2,500 km in just seven days between the four compass points of the UK which he undertook in some extreme temperatures last July. 

Andy undertook this epic ride, known as the Tom Smith 4 Points Ride, in memory of his father Iain Peterson and his friend and former 40tude Ambassador, the Scotland rugby legend Tom Smith, who were both diagnosed at a late stage with colon cancer. 

As a result of his exertions Andy raised more than £170,000 for 40tude, which has helped to establish a new dedicated research fellowship in Tom's name at St. Mark's Hospital, the UK's National Bowel Hospital, to investigate the causes of hereditary bowel cancer.  

As well as providing this opportunity to raise vital awareness of colon (bowel) cancer, we are very grateful to the Rotary Club for its kind donation of £200 to 40tude.  Thank you to all involved.  

More about Andy's extraordinary achievement for 40tude can be found on our YouTube Channel at

40tuder Andy Peterson with members of The Rotary Club of Falkirk