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Man cycles perimeter of entire island to spread awareness about cancer

Alexandros Agrotis,

Professional racing cyclist and cancer survivor Alexandros Agrotis will cycle across the entire island next week to raise funds for a local oncology centre, it was announced on Friday.

The 25-year-old man will cover 627 kilometres in 24 hours with his bicycle, to raise awareness on cancer issues and collect money to support the Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre.

He will start in the afternoon of Saturday 23 September from Famagusta district, where he will complete his ride the following day, cycling non-stop and passing through both the government and non-government-controlled areas.

Agrotis, diagnosed with thyroid cancer during his teenage years at the tender age of 16, emerged victorious in his battle against the disease. Following a successful treatment journey, he transformed his life’s ambition into reality by pursuing a career as a professional cyclist.

His personal journey not only fuelled his determination but also ignited a fervent desire to give back to the community. In a heartfelt initiative, Agrotis fundraises for fellow patients while championing the vital cause of ensuring that cancer patients are never forgotten.

This is the second consecutive year that Agrotis proceeds with his initiative.

Last year, he exceeded initial expectations and raised over €3,300 through his march, which lasted about 23 hours.

Contributions can be made on the spot at the points through which Agrotis will pass and online at:

This year’s effort is sponsored by the Bank of Cyprus.

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