Life Cycle for Neuroblastoma

LifeCycleForNeuroblastoma is back on track after Steve Taylor, the LifeCycle Man, lost 9 weeks to surgery at the beginning of the year. Having crashed through 10,000 miles in under fifteen months, Steve found himself high and dry just short of halfway in his 25,000 mile quest when a scheduled appointment with the surgeon’s knife meant spending much of January, February and March on the sidelines.

But with an upturn in the weather, and with the longer nights upon us, Steve is now back out on the road and making up for lost time. 13,000 miles came and went in the middle of April, and as The Review drops through doors all over Stewarton, he’s homing in on 14,000.

A side attraction of the second half of his adventure has been in collecting scenic photographs for the BBC Travel Scotland team under the hashtag #LifeCycleForNeuroblastoma on Twitter. By following Steve (@VonSchiehallion) and @BBCTravelScot, you too can sample the early morning delights of the Little Loch Fisheries, Corsehouse Reservoir, the Clunch Road and of course the A77.

The current LifeCycle road bike was supplied by Fast Rider Cycles, formerly of Dunlop, but now operating in their new premises in Lainshaw St opposite the Royal Bank Of Scotland. Steve has been using Fast Rider’s expertise for the last 8,000 miles and with their move to Stewarton, it’s a service partnership that looks likely to continue for some time.

Quite apart from the miles, The LifeCycle Man’s fundraising has also been going well. Steve’s now raised almost £5,500 for the NCCA to help fund research into neuroblastoma (cancer of the nervous system in children) and family support. You can get involved by following the LifeCycleForNeuroblastoma group on Facebook or by logging on to his ongoing story at

You can donate to his challenge at or by texting THEA77 £2 to 70070. £2 matches the 200 miles that Steve rides every week, but in pennies.

LifeCycleFor Neuroblastoma is more than just a bike ride. It’s a one man crusade to raise awareness and funding about a deadly disease.

Four hours a day on the bike, to and from Glasgow, in all weathers, all year round, is the challenge that The LifeCycleMan set himself. At the time of going to press, he shows no sign or inclination of slowing down…..