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  • OverIt

    All the best to Peter. I’m sure you will be rising many more km’s. The words of advice in this article are worth heeding.

    My doctor gave me many 40th gifts. Blood tests, both pressure and pathology, a Prostate check, Colonoscopy, and I get 6 month to yearly skin checks. All came back clear thankfully, but she was very clear just how important it is at that age to baseline your overall health as best as possible.

  • jules

    Thanks for sharing guys. It helps put things in perspective and to see the big picture. I still think I should have won that Jaguar competition though.

    All the best Peter kick its arse.

    • It would have looked rigged if we picked you Jules!

      • jules

        Especially given how poor my entry would have been. Hope you enjoyed the TdF lunch

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  • tbonetone

    Good message and keep fighting Pete

  • Push Bike Writer

    Great piece Wade, thank you. And thanks also to Peter Bolton for sharing the story. Good messages for all of us.

  • Andy B

    its Interesting to hear the view of someone that’s faced something like this and how much it can change your perspective on life
    Having said that he wouldn’t change it happening shows what an effect it must have had

    All the best with your ongoing recovery and thanks for the words of advice
    Its good to see words of care and helpful advice amongst the cycling community
    Getting men talking about health is a good step :)

    It always makes me wonder at what point you listen to your body and not pass it off as a bad day

    • jules

      I’ve learned to be better at getting stuff checked out but I still put it off.

  • Stewart Morton

    An important message Wade. Thanks to Peter for sharing and keep pedalling mate. ?

  • Michael

    Same story as mine, 45 yrs old, lucky to have found colon cancer when they did. Surgery, and chemotherapy but I never stopped riding. It cleaned out the toxins, cleared my head and brought me back into the group where I was always welcome and offered a wheel to follow when needed. May the road rise to meet my friend, and the wind be at your back.

  • SMCX

    Great read and all the best Peter, this is very close to home for me. I got diagnosed with cancer just four weeks ago and have barely touched the bike since until this week where I forced myself to get out for a couple of mind clearing rides on some of my favourite roads. I’m now planning to ride every day I have treatment, even if it’s only five minutes on the wind trainer, the 35 stage Tour of Cancerlandria starts this Monday.

    • jules

      Stay strong mate

    • Take care @smcx and check in to let us know how you’re doing. Good luck with it and stay strong.

      • SMCX

        Thanks for your kind words Wade and Jules, the Tour of Cancerlandria has been run and the recovery will start in a couple of weeks. The tour in numbers.
        29 stages
        12 indoor stages (6 hours and 58 minutes), shortest indoor stage 16 minutes, longest 50 minutes
        17 road stages (520km), longest 50km 957m, shortest 16.7km 376m
        10,200m ascent
        Just great mental therapy and also a great help with keeping fatigue under control.

  • Larry Berman

    Peter and Wade thanks for sharing and best of luck to you Peter. As cyclists we think that we are heart healthy but that is not always the case. In February I had a physical and on the surface everything looked ok. Cholesterol a bit on the high side but ok and BP was fine. My Dr. who is quite progressive ordered a calcium CT scan that, as the name implies, measures the amount of calcium in you arteries. Well my score was off the charts bad. I have narrowing of my arteries, one of them up to 50%. For reference i’m 51 years old. For my entire life I have been an omnivore favoring animal proteins at almost every meal. My body metabolizes these proteins in a very bad way. Since then I have gone vegan, please don’t stone me for mentioning a vegan diet I’m merely passing along what is most beneficial for me, and now my blood work is that of a person who would most likely never have a heart attack. To put it in perspective my LDL went from 124 to 35! So as much as we think we are doing the body good by riding hours on end, which is obviously a great thing for your heart and mind, it’s what we put into our bodies that has the greatest impact on our health. If you are more interested in how nutrition affects disease I suggest you read The China Study. For you younger guys out there who think they are impervious, I was once you.

  • N.Jones

    Inspiring Peter. You and I have a number of connections, we both love cycling, fitness, I to have cancer and I taught your children many years ago. Your story echoes with me and I wouldn’t change what has happened…. My life has changed so much. I have a blog that anyone reading here is welcome to read. All the best Bolts, say hi to the family! Jonesy.

  • Bartlomiej Getta

    This article attests to the amazing fortitude of all cancer patients and cancer survivors. These people are an inspiration and the message in this piece should be a red flag to all of us that prevention is the key. I Also hope that people can appreciate how amazing Lance Armstrong was and still is. For all his mistakes, the man endured chemotherapy, defeated cancer and then defeated all his competitors. Hero

  • marcus_moore

    Thanks Wade for the story – rode with Boltsy years ago while I lived in Melb – well, I was in the same bunch as him but he was definitely a better rider!!
    I’ll take this as the prod I need to go & do a check-up (a proper one!!), have been putting off the visit for months – nothing really wrong, but little things that need to be addressed.
    Hope all goes well “Mr Bolt”!!

  • steveraleigh100

    Thank you for sharing and Peter, I hope you’re able to keep riding for a long time.

    The importance to have regular health checks doesn’t need explanation. I made a point to have regular checks since early 40’s due to my Dad being diagnosed early with Prostate cancer. It’s because I’ve been having regular PSA blood tests, my doctor (urologist), due to increasing levels, ordered a biopsy. The result was that there was early prostate cancer present. I had it removed just over 1 month ago and am yet to have a follow-up psa test and consultation. My doctor and I are positive re the results. I still remember the initial shock of being told I have cancer.

    I make a point to have a physical check with my GP every year around my birthday so I don’t forget. It’s worked for me so far and may have saved my life. I’m 53 and my urologist said If I hadn’t had the annual tests and the cancer found, It’s doubtful I would have made it to 60.

    When the prostate was removed, the cancer had just started to spread beyond the prostate. So I consider myself lucky.

    Anyway, now I just have to finish healing and get back on my bike to get fit again and start living.

  • October 5, 2016: It’s with great sadness to deliver the news that Peter Bolton, one of the most amazing men you’ll ever meet, passed away this morning. We were privileged to call him a friend and blessed by his involvement in our community. Only a few weeks ago we published this article on his story through cancer and got his message out: get your regular medical checks. It’s devastating that this story didn’t have a happy ending. RIP Boltzy.

  • colin rourke

    Great Guy never said a bad thing about any one

    RIP Peter


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