Man who grew up in Derbyshire to cycle nearly 200 miles for charity

A man is preparing to cycle nearly 200 miles to raise money for charity.

Tuesday, 3rd March 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd March 2020, 5:00 pm

Sam Jones will ride from his home in Rugby to Hundall in North East Derbyshire – where he grew up – and back again for Prostate Cancer UK.

It promises to be a real challenge for the 26-year-old, who suffers from severe asthma and struggles with physical activity.

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Sam Jones.

Sam said: “My grandad was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer.

“Luckily it’s still treatable and he has an operation scheduled in a week or so.

“He was basically my dad – my idol – during my upbringing.

“He does so much for so many people and never wants anything in return.

“My partner’s grandad has also had prostate cancer for many years.

“As I’ve done a lot for charity in the past I thought it would be a good idea to challenge myself to ride from Rugby to my grandad’s in Hundall and back – a distance of 180 miles – and hopefully raise a good amount for Prostate Cancer UK.”

According to the NHS website, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with more than 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year.

It usually develops slowly, so there may be no signs for many years.

Sam, who will take on the challenge on July 21, said he wanted to give a special thank you to members of the Dadventures UK Facebook group for their support.