Patrick McIntosh's #LifeCycle

Patrick is cycling from London to Japan to raise money for and awareness of cancer prevention

I'm Patrick McIntosh and I'm a big rugby fan. I'm cycling from Twickenham Stadium in London to Japan, in time for the Rugby World Cup this autumn.

I'm also a triple cancer survivor: bowel, prostate and skin.

Why on earth am I doing it? Well, if my challenge gets just one person to listen and decide to get tested early, then I think it’s worth it. There is life after cancer.

The money I raise will be shared between two charities that are so important to me: World Cancer Research Fund and St Catherine's Hospice in Crawley, near where I live. Could you donate £10 to support this challenge? Thank you to everyone who's already donated and for all your messages of support and encouragement.

Sponsor me!


Dame Judi Dench wished Patrick good luck before he set off on his remarkable journey. Watch her message of support here. Having travelled across the UK, Holland, Germany, and Denmark, Patrick has now made it to Sweden.

Patrick has now left the UK! During the final leg of his UK cycle, Patrick was accompanied by supporters of all ages. Despite the 40-degree heat in Russia, Patrick is still spreading his message of positivity. Find out what he had to say.


Don't forget – get checked!

Please get checked, eat well, exercise, stay positive and don’t forget that you can sponsor my challenge #LifeCycle.

Patrick and Glenn, who'll be accompanying Patrick in a campervan, are now on their #LifeCycle, and have already reached Russia. We'll be following their journey on the blog, so bookmark the page for updates.