Guy's and St Thomas' nurse Jason takes on RideLondon

One of our many fantastic nurses, Jason Cross, took on RideLondon in 2015 to raise money for the Cancer Centre at Guy’s.

Jason specialises in elderly care at Guy’s and St Thomas’. He works with the surgical teams on the wards, providing specialist nursing and medical advice for patients over the age of 65. Jason also leads outpatient clinics for elderly patients suffering from colonic conditions.

RideLondon is 100 miles of the same route cycled by the professionals in the 2012 Olympics: out from the centre of London, into and over the Surrey hills and then ending back in the capital. We find out more about why Jason has decided to take on this gruelling challenge in support of his workplace.

Loyal staff member

‘I have been a nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’ for 14 years. Whilst working on the surgical wards, I have seen first-hand the fantastic work done by the gamut of staff who support our patients with cancer.

‘RideLondon is seen as one of the premier cycle sportives of the year, so the chance to do something I love whilst raising money for our cancer services was an offer I could not turn down.

‘Training was hard but the rainy commute, with a tortuous Kent, hill-climbed every early morning, stood me in good stead for what was the longest ride of my life.’

Proud to fundraise

‘I wore my Guy's and St Thomas' shirt with pride, knowing that every penny given will go towards making a real difference.

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