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Rider Profile: Simon Marchant

Blog post   •   Jul 12, 2016 09:52 BST

With less than two weeks to go until Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, we're taking a closer look our #TeamSCT.


Name:

Simon Marchant

Age:

70

From:

Suffolk

Motivation:

In January 2015, Simon’s two year old grandson Theo was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer and has since been in and out of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) undergoing treatment. Theo’s parents Jeremy and Yvonne were able to stay just two minutes away from GOSH at The Sick Children’s Trust’s ‘Home from Home’ Guilford Street House, meaning they could be at Theo’s side at a moment’s notice.

Sporting achievements:

Simon has excelled at many sports, including rugby, swimming, sailing and mountaineering. He started skiing at just eight years old, and during his twenties was a semi-professional skier, competing for his army team.

Biggest challenge:

Simon is able to keep up with the competition on flat ground, but feels that when a hill looms ahead, the others zoom ahead.

We wish Simon the best of luck.

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