Red Watch from Dartford fire station prepare for seven counties cycle

PUBLISHED: 10:27 09 June 2011

Dartford Fire Station's Red Watch will cycle across the UK for cancer charity

Dartford Fire Station's Red Watch will cycle across the UK for cancer charity


»Inspired by their watch manager's sister's battle against cancer a team of firefighters will finish their shift and then cycle through seven counties for charity.

The team, made up of ten members of Red Watch at Dartford Fire Station and a friend, is riding in aid of Breast Cancer Research and the Fire Fighters Charity, both causes close to their heart.


Red Watch manager Vince Lewis said: “We came up with the idea for this bike ride as almost all of us know people close to us who have, or are suffering from cancer.

“My sister Sue was diagnosed with breast cancer nine years ago. After undergoing surgery, receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy she made a successful recovery. Last year, Sue had the devastating news that she had secondary cancer and is now undergoing further chemotherapy treatment.”

Leaving at 9am on Monday, straight after their night shift, the team will cycle through Kent, Surrey, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset and Devon, aiming to arrive in Yarmouth on Wednesday.

Mr Lewis is joined by Mat Hector, Bob Chilmaid, Greg Board, Damon Cunningham, Nigel Dresman, Roy Emerson, Dave Seabrook, Ian Simmonds, Paul Stubberfield and police officer Neil Anderson. To support them, go to

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