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A group of surgeons and health care workers specialising in the treatment of pancreas, liver, and bile duct cancer are taking part in a coast-to-coast charity bike ride on Friday 22 to Saturday 23 September.

Two people riding road bikes

The team, which includes Research Coordinator Martin Pirkl from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, will cycle 130 miles from Whitehaven to South Shields to raise awareness about these cancers and essential money for the OPAL (Oxford Pancreatic and Liver) Fund.

OPAL Fund is an Oxford University Hospitals Charity that was established by the Department of Hepato-Biliary (Liver and Pancreas) Surgery in the Churchill Hospital to support clinical and novel scientific research projects along with services for in-patients with pancreatic, liver and bile duct cancer.

The fund also supports the maintenance of a dedicated database which lends itself to better patient outcomes, and the cyclists hope to raise £10,000 or more to help keep their database and database manager role.

Read more and support the OPAL Coast-to-Coast Bike Ride

We'd like to wish the team the very best with this challenge!