Pedal power for asbestos campaign

Date published: 24 May 2009

Anti-asbestos campaigners are to embark on a gruelling 1200 mile bike journey to raise awareness about mesotheliomia.

Jason Addy, of Save Spodden Valley, will join two local solicitors, Paul Glanville and Katrina London, on the extensive journey from Glasgow to Southampton, criss-crossing across the country and stopping at several locations on the way.

The Prime Minister has expressed his support for the voyage, which will begin on 20 June and will continue through to 4 July.

Jason Addy, who hasn’t cycled since he was a child, said there is a tough but worthy challenge ahead. He said: “It will be very tough going- up to 100 miles every day, but it is for a very important cause.

“There are many breath-taking facts about asbestos - the cause of diseases that remain Britain's biggest workplace killer.

“We are calling for a National Centre for Asbestos Related Disease (NCARD).”

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