Tour d’Milt – in memory of Pete Cura
Brothers take on 1500 mile cycle from Scotland to Italy for Blood Cancer UK
Mike Cura, 57, David Cura, 53, and Graham Laing, 61, are undertaking the epic cycle in a bid to raise £5,000 for Blood Cancer UK.
In March 2021, the family sadly lost their beloved brother, son, and uncle, Pete, to myelofibrosis, a rare form of blood cancer. Pete’s wishes were that he be laid to rest in Cupar, and remembered fondly in Italy. The three novice cyclists will make the journey between the family’s two ‘hometowns’ of Cupar in Fife and Buzzo, in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, where they will find a location for a memorial to be placed in his memory.
Mike, Graham and David will leave Cupar at 9:30am on Saturday June 25th, and the 2450 kilometre ride will finish on August 3rd. They will be supported along the journey by Pete’s brother, sister, sister-in-law and nieces.
Graham said: “Pete is hugely missed every day, and leaves a massive empty space at the table at our family gatherings”
Mike said: “Pete’s cheeky chuckle and irreverent humour will live long in my memory. I’m convinced that he’s reincarnated as a Robin and he often keeps me company in the garden. His spirit is guaranteed to help get us through the tough days.”
David added: “I still can’t really believe Pete’s gone. I guess he’s not really, look what he’s got us doing. He’ll be peeing his pants looking at the three of 3 in all this Lycra!”
To make a donation, go to justgiving.com/fundraising/tourdmilt
Further information about the cycle, and previous fundraising the family have carried out in Pete’s memory, can be found at foxsake.org
Full details of the cycle route at foxsake.org/tour-dmilt
Learn more about Pete Cura at foxsake.org/pete-the-man
Mike, 57, father of 2, former teacher at Colchester Sixth Form College, current Horticulture student, hockey player and novice cyclist
David aged 53, father of three, former Catering General Manager at Preston North End FC
Graham, 61, father of 3, retired RAF Aircraft Technician and Technology Teacher
Myelofibrosis is a rare type of blood cancer that causes scar tissue to form in the bone marrow. As this builds up, blood cells can no longer develop properly inside the bone marrow.
Blood Cancer UK are dedicated to beating blood cancer by funding research and supporting those affected. Since 1960, they’ve invested over £500 million in blood cancer research, transforming treatments and saving lives. Find out more about their work at bloodcancer.org.uk.