A little while ago we heard about a guy called Tom Heaps. Having recently finished a course of treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma, he and his girlfriend Holly had set themselves a challenge: To cycle from London to Cambridge. During the course of their journey they’ll be raising money for several charities which have helped them through Tom’s brush with cancer. At Wonderush we bloody love people who go beyond their comfort zones, so we had to sit Tom down and find out a bit more about him.
Tell us a bit about yourself:
I’m Tom, I’m 27 and live in West Kensington with my girlfriend. I work at a bank in the City. My favourite things to do are: riding my Quella Bicycle in Richmond park, going for nice meals and watching football with a few beers with my friends.
What’s the best thing about life in London?
Living amongst the landmarks and having so much to do on your doorstep, it’s a bit different to the life in the fens I had 3 years ago!
If you could try any activity, anywhere in the world, what would it be and why?
Some sort of scuba diving/wildlife exploring in The Galápagos Islands, you know, something off the beaten track.
How would you spend your dream Saturday in the city?
Watching Arsenal (win) followed by a Michelin star meal and the Comedy Store!
When was the last time you did something for the first time?
Draw my eyebrows after they fell out post-chemo…
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
If you’re going through hell, keep going!
Tom and Holly pedal off into the sunset (which is our poetic way of phrasing it because we are sure they’re not about to start that journey at night time) on July 3rd. If you’re feeling generous, you can support Tom and Holly on their journey by visiting their Virgin Money Giving page here. And, if you want to find out more about Tom and his experience, we highly recommend you check out his blog here.
Good luck guys!