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Family Cycle To Fight Cancer


6:04am 29th May 2014
(Updated 5:47pm 30th May 2014)

A Mum and her 2 children, from a Dorset village, are getting ready to saddle their trusty steeds and embark on an 80 mile challenge in their family's fight against cancer.

Natasha Bhusal, her son East and daughter Phulmaya, are cycling from Bath back home to Maiden Newton starting tomorrow morning (Friday 30th May).

It's to raise funds for Cancer Research UK, something an emotional Natasha told us is a cause that's close to their hearts;

"It's been a difficult 7 years really, we've lost my Dad to cancer and my cousins son Sam who was 7 years old, and my Mum is also terminally ill with cancer now.

So this - cycle ride - is really a chance for me and especially my children to do something positive and instead of feeling really helpless, frightened and scared of the cancer, to make them feel more hopeful and positive and feel like they can help beat cancer in the future."

Two other family members have beaten the disease.

At the tender age of 10 years old Natasha's daughter Phulmaya told us she was excited and looking forward to the ride:

"We've been cycling, swimming and doing lots of karate to prepare for the challenge, I think it's gonna be hard.

It's really important for us because of our family and relatives who've passed away, so it's nice to do something positive."

Her older brother East is 13 years old and the man in the cycling trio. He told us his friends at school are behind them and hopes their challenge will inspire them:

"They think it's really good and they've sponsored me a lot. I don't think they've done anything this big but I hope they will one day."

The cycling family have already managed to double their fundraising target of £1,000.

You can find their Just Giving page here.

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