65 year old Steve Ford has been inspired to take part in next year’s Paris-Roubaix Challenge on behalf of Cure Leukaemia following a recent family diagnosis.

Steve’s Brother-in-Law was admitted to hospital after becoming unwell for a couple of weeks and was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Lymphoma.

Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that affects your lymphatic system, an important part of your immune system that produces and transports white blood cells around your body. It also removes waste products from your blood.

Lymphoma can develop in many parts of your body, including your lymph nodes, bone marrow, blood, spleen and other organs.

His condition has unfortunately deteriorated since diagnosis, so Steve was inspired to fundraise for Cure Leukaemia to help raise funds for blood cancer patients like his Brother-in-Law.

“This was my inspiration to join the Cure Leukaemia challenge and try to do some good whilst also completing the ultimate challenge.”

“I will be 66 years old when the time comes, I am physically fit, strong and healthy. I will be semi retired from January and have time for more travel and cycling. I love cycling in France where the respect for cyclists from drivers is great and riding is much more enjoyable.”

“I have cycled London to Paris, the Dordogne and Moulins and want to do much more in France and Italy.”


Cure Leukaemia announced in November that they had become the Official UK Charity Partner of the Paris-Roubaix Challenge.

There is still chance to join Team CL at the Paris-Roubaix Challenge in 2024. This is your chance to shake, rattle and roll along the famous Paris to Roubaix cobbled route on the day before the pros, finishing in the legendary velodrome in Roubaix. Paris-Roubaix will test your endurance levels and bike handling skills like few other sportives can.