Sheffield restaurant man saddles up

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RESTAURANT owner Gian Bohan spent 24 hours pedalling non-stop - and he didn’t even go anywhere!

The keen cyclist got in the saddle of his stationary bike outside his restaurant Nonna’s on Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, for a torturous, thigh-burning challenge.

Gian, aged 45, cycled the equivalent of 550km and raised £2,000 for charity.

And he was joined by fellow cyclists, customers and members of the public, who volunteered for pedalling stints on bikes set up beside him.

“The more support I got the more people seemed to want to get stuck in and help raise money too – it was fantastic!” said Gian.

Despite the pain, the endeavour was only a warm-up for an even tougher challenge.

On April 28, Gian will join sporting legends Lawrence Dallaglio and Andrew Flintoff on a mammoth charity bike ride to help raise £2,012 million for three charities - The Dallaglio Foundation, The Andrew Flintoff Foundation and Virgin Unite.

Gian will pedal the entire length of Italy, from the ‘heel’ of Puglia in the south all the way to the Alpine border in the north.

To donate, log on to www.virginmoneygiving.com/GianBohan1