Success at Great Yorkshire Bike Ride leads to further training for the Prudential 100

Success at Great Yorkshire Bike Ride leads to further training for the Prudential 100

Team GTD has taken on the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride for Gestational Trophoblastic Disease and won!

Team GTD completed the gruelling Sportive of the Tour de Yorkshire on 3rd May 2015 cycling 108 km and ascending nearly 2000m in total throughout the Dales and Pennines and following on from this successfully competed the 72 mile Great Yorkshire Bike Ride from Wetherby to Filey.


They are now preparing for the London Prudential 100!!


GTD team members – Russell Donnelly, Jane Ireson, Ted Baker, Rob Jackson, Mark Sellers, James Lumb, Sophie Heason and Rob Webster – did the Tour de Yorkshire. Mr Lyon is doing the London ride on August 2 with friend Martin Blackburn.

“My training rides have been 30 to 40 miles, and occasionally 60 to 70 miles. But they have been round here in the hills – they don’t know they’re born down there.” said Mr Lyon

He added: “It will be good. It is a good challenge, a long ride. I hope the weather is reasonable.

“I have trained a lot for it – I started training last winter. It is the culmination.”

The Ride London event celebrates the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. It starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into the Surrey countryside, including the famous Box Hill.

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The Northern Specialist Centre for GTD is based at Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield. A dedicated team tackles this disease every day offering amazing insight and care for every women in this scary position.

Help us to raise awareness of this relatively unknown cancer and fund further research to better understand this condition.

Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a group of rare tumors that involve abnormal growth of cells inside a woman’s uterus. GTD does not develop from cells of the uterus like cervical cancer or endometrial (uterine lining) cancer do. Instead, these tumors start in the cells that would normally develop into the placenta during pregnancy. (The term gestational refers to pregnancy.)

GTD begins in the layer of cells called the trophoblast that normally surrounds an embryo. Early in normal development, the cells of the trophoblast form tiny, finger-like projections known as villi. The villi grow into the lining of the uterus. In time, the trophoblast layer develops into the placenta, the organ that protects and nourishes the growing fetus.

Most GTDs are benign (not cancer) and they don’t invade deeply into body tissues or spread to other parts of the body. But some are malignant (cancerous).

All forms of GTD can be treated and in most cases the treatment produces a complete cure.

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Further success at the RoSPA Awards 2015

Further success at the RoSPA Awards 2015

RDF Building were extremely proud to be awarded a Silver RoSPA award for the second successive year.

Collecting the award on behalf of RDF are (l-r) John Kennedy, Health & Safety Manager, and Michael Brearey, Managing Director.

Michael stated that he was “..extremely happy of all the effort and diligence that the entire RDF team continues to deliver that has lead to this continued success, well done everyone and keep up the good work”

The RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards are internationally recognised and have fast become the most sought after accolade by organisations from every sector.

This key fixture in the health and safety calendar offers organisations a prime opportunity to prove their ongoing commitment to raising health and safety standards and to be a part of the longest running and most highly respected occupational safety awards programme.

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