Pals plan 1,800-mile Istanbul to Hitchin ‘Kebab Run’ to remember lung cancer victim

Thom Clark and James Hart get set for the 'Kebab Run' cycling trip - Istanbul to Hitchin!

Thom Clark and James Hart get set for the 'Kebab Run' cycling trip - Istanbul to Hitchin! - Credit: Archant

Three pals are set for a gruelling bike ride across Europe to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and to commemorate the life of one of the trio’s father who died from cancer.

The intrepid lads have nicknamed the trek from Istanbul to Hitchin ‘The Kebab Run’.

Thom Clark, who lost his father to lung cancer, said: “On May 1, James Hart, Mike Tapp, and I will embark on a cycle across the continent.

“Our journey begins in Istanbul and over 24 days we’ll travel 1,800 miles through nine countries – Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany and the Netherlands – before finishing back at home in Hitchin on Sunday, May 24.

“A big thank you to XChange Fitness, Cycledealia, Amoré, Harvest Moon, The Red Hart, The Victoria, The George in Ickleford, The Highlander and Class Education for their support.

“You can donate on our JustGiving page The Kebab Run. We’ll be updating our Facebook page, so ‘like’ The Kebab Run to see our progress.

“We certainly won’t be listening to Jason Doner-Van on the ride!”

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