Cycle-mad Gian Bohan is gearing up for an Easter Sunday to remember - and one the Sheffield restaurateur will probably want to forget.
Nonna’s owner Gian will be embarking on a non-stop 24-hour Sunday in Hell cycling challenge for charity.
He will mount his stationary bike on the terrace of the Ecclesall Road Italian restaurant on Sunday, at 2pm - and will not stop pedalling until 2pm on Easter Monday.
The 45-year-old, who runs Nonna’s with business partner Maurizio Mori, said: “Yes, I do realise it’s a crazy challenge.
“To be honest, it was one of those brief moments of madness where you’re sitting with your mates and you think ‘yeah, that’s a great idea’ - but then the idea stuck somehow.
“Now I’ve got tons of sponsors and so I thought I’d better start preparing.”
Gian, a member of the Sheffield-based La Squadra cycling club, is raising money for this year’s Dallaglio Flintoff Cycle Slam, when he will join sporting legends Lawrence Dallaglio and Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff on a charity bike ride across Europe raising cash for The Dallaglio Foundation, the Andrew Flintoff Foundation and Virgin Unite.
Gian will join the pair when they pedal the length of Italy - covering a total of 1,290km over 10 days from Saturday, April 28.
Nonna’s will remain open during Gian’s challenge, serving coffee to well-wishers and sponsors, as well as fellow cyclists willing to mount one of the spare bikes beside him for their own stint.
n To sponsor Gian, visit www.nonnas.co.uk/sheffield or follow Gian on Twitter @GianBohan