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Cancer survivor dies on charity bike ride.

THE sister of Robin Chard, a cancer survivor who died during the RideLondon-Surrey 100 cycle event, has urged people to "keep donating" after his JustGiving page topped PS20,000.

After news of his death emerged, money flooded into the fundraising page set up by the 48-yearold from Bicester in Oxfordshire, who was riding the 100-mile route for Cancer Research UK and had set himself a target of PS400.

His sister Andrea Day, 43, said: "We are very touched by the kind messages and donations from everyone on Robin's JustGiving page.

"As you can imagine, we are all very shocked and saddened by the news of his passing. He was a beloved son, husband, father, brother and friend to so many and will be sorely missed.

"We kindly ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time and keep donating."

Mr Chard suffered a cardiac arrest at Kingston Bridge at around the 25-mile mark.

He received immediate treatment from fellow riders and medical personnel at the scene, but died later in Kingston Hospital.

Mr Chard lost his father, Edwin, and stepfather, Bert, to lung cancer. His mother-in-law, Sheila, also died from non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. He had overcome the cancer Hodgkin Lymphoma in childhood.

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Aug 2, 2016
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