Today the Graham’s Port Lodge was used as the send off of four young cyclists who have together raised the truly spectacular sum of £231,475 (€275,565) for the cancer research charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. They have already cycled from London to Nice and today started another leg of this epic journey, from Oporto to Lisbon.
The four boys, Louis Metcalfe, Archie Gilmour, Harry Pearson Gregory and Tom Prebensen are aged between 16 and 17. They are all school friends and decided to take on this challenge after Louis lost his mother to cancer in July 2005. In London the Mayor Boris Johnson and Alistair Campbell (Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research’s chairman of fundraising) joined the send off on the 5th July.
When they finally reach Lisbon on Thursday 21st July they will be welcomed at the Ritz Hotel by the British Ambassador Jill Gallard.
In Oporto, the four cyclists visited the Graham’s Lodge and Vintage Port cellar and each received a bottle of Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos 1999 Vintage Port before setting off on their ride to Leiria and then to Lisbon.
For further information see: http://www.beatbloodcancers.org/get-involved/london-lisbon