On June 1st, David Attree and a couple of hundred other riders will be cycling off from the Olympic Velodrome in London, headed for Amsterdam.
The 150-mile route, cycled over 2 days, is becoming a key fundraising event for Prostate Cancer UK and attracts ex-footballers and managers to ride along too.
This year will be David's third ride in a row, but it is now more important than ever, as our family supports a relative, with his ongoing treatment.
A staggering 1 in 8 men will be affected by Prostate Cancer at some time in their life, with black men facing odds of 1 in 4, so there has never been a better time to make a difference and fight back.
To give you a feel for the ride, below is a picture taken last year, with David (on the right) and my pace-man, Sir Les Ferdinand, all sporting the coveted Orange Jerseys that were awarded to the top 5 fundraisers for the event.
400 riders in total will set off from official starts in London and Yorkshire, then meet up on the cycle lanes of Holland and head into the Ajax football arena together on June 2nd.
Saturday 17th March - Virgin Active Training Fundraiser
David is currently training for the 150 mile ride and will be doing a turbo-trainer based fundraising ride at the Virgin Active gym in Falmer, this Saturday (17th March) . Please stop to say hello, and bring something coin-shaped or folding for the collection bucket! Another event is planned for the David Lloyd gym at Brighton Marina very soon too.
You can help by texting your donation!
Just text: D A T T 9 6
followed by £5 or £10 (or any amount) to 7 0 0 7 0