Cycle Burma in memory of Barry Robinson


A year has now passed since Barry Robinson, Director of Millers Music in Cambridge, passed away from a battle with pancreatic cancer.  Barry was a well-loved and accomplished local businessman who grew his family company founded by his great great grandfather in 1856. His 50 year long career saw the company flourish into the celebrated music store it is today.

In commemoration of his life his daughter, Katie Wiehahn, is setting out for the Cycle Burma challenge on the 4th November. The challenge consists of cycling 454 Kilometres over five consecutive days across the diverse landscapes of Burma, passing ancient temples of Bagan, small rural villages and the shores of Lake Inle. The terrain of the cycle will be a mixture of flat and hilly terrain including a 30k hill on the penultimate day.

This exciting challenge will raise money for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund and as Katie has funded the trip herself, 100% of all donations will be given to this charity.  Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst survival rates with only 3% of those diagnosed surviving 5 years. Unfortunately this form of cancer is usually well-advanced when the patient is diagnosed, which means that they are often ineligible for surgery. Survival rates are usually 6-12 months from diagnosis. Traditional chemotherapy also has a limited response, with the survival rates of the 10% officially eligible, only having 20-24 months.

 Katie comments ‘I had this trip booked last year but cancelled to care for my father, this time around I am not only excited for the challenge but the prospect of raising money to help others avoid the disease my Dad suffered. I have been training consecutively with spinning classes and long bike rides for weeks, to ensure I am ready to cycle across Burma’s demanding terrain. Any donations would mean very much to me and my family.’

Any donations would be most appreciated to raise money for a wonderful businessman, husband, father and grandfather, to go towards such an important cause.

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