A SOUTH Petherton couple are set to cycle more than 770 miles across France to raise more than £2,000 for Cancer Research.

David Lee, a system engineer who works for Thales, and Tracy Lee, an intensive care sister at Yeovil Hospital are cycling 770 miles across France to raise money toward funding Cancer Research.

Both Tracy and David have been previously diagnosed with cancer, fortunately the types of cancers were diagnosed at an early stage, and the multi-disciplinary teams at Yeovil District Hospital quickly put an action plan in place.

The couple are no strangers to long distance challenges. In 2016 Tracy took part in a sponsored cycled ride in support of Sepsis with a number of medical colleagues from Yeovil District Hospital, and covered a total of 120 miles, visiting hospitals between Yeovil and Cardiff.

David has completed the Butcombe trail, a walking challenge of 48 miles in less than 24 hours, this was also a sponsored event in support for Help for Heroes.

The couple have a current Just Giving target of £2000.

David said: “We are both looking forward to the final descent into Monaco, and enjoying a swim in the outdoor pool soon after we arrive, I am sure there will be a celebration drink or two to follow, before returning to the UK.

We plan to post updates each day via the Just Giving page for followers who wish to track our progress.”

The challenge is to cycle from the north coast of France starting in Le Havre and ending at the Mediterranean coast in Monaco.

The route follows the Loire valley, and then following the Rhone valley south to just north of Avignon and then heading east to meet the coast near St Rafael. The final 50 miles will follow the coast roads to Monaco.

The couple start the cycle ride on May 25 and aim to arrive in Monaco on June 3.

To get a form to sponsor David and Tracy, call the couple on 01460 240835.