A group of men from Sheffield are setting off on an epic charity bike ride this weekend to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK.
David Tasker, originally from Greenhill, and his friends Andy Ian and Rich will be cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats over twelve days. They will be averaging approximately 85 miles and 4,500 feet of climbing a day - the equivalent of cycling from Sheffield to Blackpool, over Ben Nevis, every day for 12 consecutive days.
Dave said: “We are all MAMILS - Middle Aged Men In Lycra - and although moderately fit, this is a huge challenge and we are hoping people will support us in raising money for a worthy cause.”
All of the men know someone who has been affected by the illness - Dave lost his father in law to prostate cancer and Ian’s father in law is currently undergoing treatment for the condition. The men - who have dubbed their team Blokes N Spokes have already topped their planned fundraising total of £2,000 and raised £3,250 - before they’ve even set off.
Every year 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK.
The charity raises funds to pay for research, provides specialist nurses and one- to-one support for patients and publishes information leaflets.
Log on to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/blokes-n-spokes to make a donation.