PALS of a popular landlord who died suddenly are saddling up for a 24-hour cycling challenge in his memory.
Lee Widdowson and Matt Wake will ride 254 miles from Manchester to London in just one day.
They say the ‘mental’ trek is something their school friend Jim Walker, landlord of The Bridge Inn in Chesterfield, would have backed.
Chesterfield FC fan Jim, 36, collapsed without warning in the pub car park and died last March.
Dad-of-three Lee, of Tapton, said: “It will be nearly a year since James died and I just thought it was quite important that we mark it and do something.
“Anything mental like this Jim would have been up for. He would have loved it.”
Money raised by Lee, and dad-of-two Matt, on the bike ride will boost the coffers of the British Heart Foundation as Jim died of heart complications.
Lee added: “We all still miss him a lot, it was just such a tragic loss.”
Visit www.justgiving.com/m2l to sponsor Lee and Matt.