James vows to not give up as doctors find new tumour

Rugby Lions, Webb Ellis Road, hosted a charity fundraising day on Sunday with numerous stalls and attractions. The event also included a charity football match and a disco was held in the evening.''Pictured: James Golding
Rugby Lions, Webb Ellis Road, hosted a charity fundraising day on Sunday with numerous stalls and attractions. The event also included a charity football match and a disco was held in the evening.''Pictured: James Golding

DETERMINED James Golding has vowed to continue with his gruelling charity sporting challenges following the news from doctors that he has cancer again.

Upbeat James, 30, was told by doctors last week that the cancer he battled so hard against two years ago had returned.

James, who is due to become a father in September, said: “I went into defence mode.

“I’m determined to roll up my sleeves and fight this again.

“There is nothing I can do to change it. There is no point getting angry or upset.

“The response I’ve had my from family and friends has been outstanding.

“I’m lost for words.”

In November 2008 James was diagnosed with cancer.

By February 2009 he was given just five per cent chance of survival, was in a coma and had lost six stone.

But he beat the odds and made a remarkable recovery, even teaching himself to walk again.

As he became fit and well again, James promised to raise money for the charities which had help him so much.

In July 2010 - a year after he was given the all clear - he set about riding 3,200 miles across America but was hit by a truck, landing him in hospital once again.

In January this year he flew back out to the USA where he finally completed the ride in just 24 days, raising hundreds of thousands for charity.

He is now an ambassador for Macmillan and Adidas and regular takes part in various fundraising events and activities.

James is due to meet doctors at the end of the month to arrange to have the tumour removed.

He will then have to undergo radiotherapy or chemotherapy.

Despite this he is planning to take part in the Great North Swim next weekend, followed by a London to Paris cycle ride.

He also hopes to take part in the London Triathlon at the end of June, adding: “I just love doing all these different events and I will keep going.”