The MOVE Against Cancer Podcast

In this episode we talk to Luke Grenfell-Shaw (also known as Bristol2Beijing on social media).
Luke was diagnosed with stage 4 sarcoma in June 2018. In January 2020 he started a cycle ride from Bristol to Beijing on a tandem. This ride would be pretty epic at the best of times. Add Covid, closed borders and a cancer diagnosis into the mix and epic doesn’t even come close to describing it. Having made it to the border with Afghanistan, Luke’s currently back in the UK for a few weeks and is hoping to restart his journey to Beijing from Pakistan imminently.

Show Notes

In this episode we discuss:
• Why Luke coined the term ‘CanLiver’
• What made him start the trip, and why, despite the challenges and the tough times, he’s continuing.
• How Luke deals with the uncertainty of not knowing if his cancer will return and the impacts of this uncertainty on the way he lives his life.
• How Luke hopes to inspire people, with or without cancer, to live their lives as richly and fully as they can.

We guarantee Luke will make you want to make the most of every opportunity life throws at you. We hope you enjoy!

To find out more about Luke visit his website.

And to hear more about Luke’s experience of being diagnosed and treated for cancer take a listen to this brilliant conversation HERE between Luke and our Move charity Cancer Rehab Instructor and Online Programme Manager Helen Murray. 

What is The MOVE Against Cancer Podcast?

Welcome to the Move Against Cancer Podcast.

This podcast aspires to support and inspire people to move, exercise and live an active and fulfilling life despite a cancer diagnosis. We share the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

We know that many people are scared to stay active during cancer treatment. We know that for some, cancer can take away the hope that comes from dreaming of a future. And we know many people diagnosed with cancer feel isolated and lonely.

We hope that by sharing the stories of others finding their own way through cancer, the Move Against Cancer podcast will provide hope, support and a sense of empowerment to anyone living with or beyond cancer.

Unfortunately, cancer will affect everyone either personally or through our loved ones and so whatever position you are in we hope you will learn and be inspired by our podcast. Thank you so much for listening.