A Bourne man is getting on his bike for this weekend’s 100-mile Ride London challenge to raise money in memory of his father, who died of prostate cancer.
Andrew Seggie (34) is taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 for Prostate Cancer UK.
He hopes to raise over £1,000 to help the charity continue supporting the 250,000 men living with prostate cancer in the UK.
Starting in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the cycling event follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside.
Andrew was inspired to take on the challenge after his father, Norman, died following a nine-month battle.
He said: “I decided to take on the challenge for Prostate Cancer UK because the experience of my father’s illness and the complications of late diagnoses were so upsetting.
“My family and I had never heard of prostate cancer before and did not know the symptoms.
“It was such a shock when my father was diagnosed with the disease.
“I am looking forward to the challenge and I’m delighted to be raising awareness and much-needed money to help the fight against prostate cancer.”
The family business, Bourne Skip Hire & Recycling Ltd, has also been raising awareness by donating £1 for every job during July.
To sponsor Andrew, visit www.justgiving.com/AndrewSeggie1