James Peckham Rose of Hope Charity Cycle Ride

Monday, November 21st 2011

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James Peckham from Southampton cycled 500 miles from London to Edinburgh via Oxford in one week to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust Gene Therapy appeal. James visited each of the UK CF Gene Therapy Consortium's Research Centres on route to deliver a Rose of Hope.

James arrived at Imperial College London at 9.20am on Monday 21st November 2011 to deliver his first Rose of Hope to the London research team, which was accepted on the team's behalf by Cystic Fibrosis patient representative, Emma Lake.


 James presenting the London research team with a rose of hope at 9.20am on 21 November, 2011.


From London, James cycled to meet the Oxford research team at the John Radcliffe Hospital. He arrived in Oxford around 4.30pm to deliver the second Rose of Hope.


James presenting a rose of hope to members of the Oxford Team (L to R: Deborah Gill, Steve Hyde, James Peckham & Jenny Westmoreland (CF Trust Regional Fundraising Manager).

James spent the rest of the week cycling to Edinburgh and and delivered the final Rose of Hope to the research team at Edinburgh University on Monday 28th November. The rose was accepted on by June from the CF Trust on behalf of the Edinburgh team. You can read more about James incredible challenge at his blog site.

If you would like to sponsor James please visit his Virgin Money Giving page.

 Congratulations James!


James presenting the Edinburgh research team with a rose of hope on the morning of 28 November, 2011.


E.coli from a large scale industrial production of our clinical trial plasmid pGM169.


A pellet of E.coli containing a plasmid expressing a pink fluorescent protein.


Proposed 3D model of the CFTR protein.