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The bass player from British indie rockers Kasabian has sent a message to his fans about a very special charity challenge he is taking part in.

“In September 2010 My Brother and I are to set off on a MONSTER bike ride from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust, and help with the TCT fundraising appeal to develop services for teenagers and young adults in the East Midlands," writes Chris Edwards. "Their aim is to provide:

  • A 5 bedded unit at the Leicester Royal Infirmary

  • A 5 bedded unit at Queens Medical Centre hospital

  • A 3 bedded unit at Nottingham City hospital


“We have been in training for a few months now and have clocked up a fair few miles to help us with the 1000 mile bike ride from Lands End to John O’Groats. Early on in our training regime we took part in the Century Cycle Challenge for TCT East Midlands, as members of Team ‘Wooden Spooners’, a cycle ride fromNevill Holt in Leicestershire to Burnham Deepdale in Norfolk.



“The event was fantastically organised and really gave us the buzz for taking that next step for the monster ride.



“On September the 4th 2010 we will set off from Lands End on a 14 day ride up the country (followed by Peter Edwards (Dad) as our support vehicle driver) fundraising as we go. Our website will be updated daily with our progress and events of the day, along with a daily write up within the Leicester Mercury.



"I will be fresh from the summer festivals and touring the world, culminating in headlining the V Festival at the end of August.



"We have set up a fundraising page on the TCT website and are hoping to raise as much as possible to help towards the target set for the East Midlands appeal.



"It would mean a lot to us and the TCT if you could possibly (please) sponsor us £2 or any amount, to help to improve the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer.



“Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this email and thanks a million for any donation you may give.”

To make a donation, click here. Chris and his brother have also set up a special blog for their trip, which can be found here.

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