Braving the heat and taking to the saddle for prostate cancer charity

The cyclists set off from Wakefield and are now heading for the finish line in Prague.
The cyclists set off from Wakefield and are now heading for the finish line in Prague.

With temperatures rising all over the country this summer, working, walking, even sitting in this heat is bad enough - but imagine cycling 700 miles in it.

Well, that’s what a team from Wakefield are doing, all in the name of charity.

The cyclists are hoping to raise as much money as possible for Prostate Cancer UK

The cyclists are hoping to raise as much money as possible for Prostate Cancer UK

The W2P group set off from the city in June for their latest charity bike ride all the way to Prague.

Having cycled to Berlin in 2016, Andrew Illingworth, Ashley Birks and Ryan Noble, have been joined by a couple of new team mates this year - Dean Palmer on two wheels and Bob Duckett as support driver. Bob will also be running 10K every day.

Through their latest challenge, the team will be covering 700 miles to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

They have already raised a massive £6,285 but are still calling out for sponsorship.

The team, who are now over half way through their challenge, said: “Having all lost loved ones to cancer and having seen friends and family go through cancer recovery, including our very own Andrew Illingworth, we are completely unapologetic for the impending harassment for sponsorship, so please dig deep to support what is an incredible cause.

“Every single Penny and Pound makes a difference.”

The team started their challenge in Wakefield on June 29. So far they have pedalled through Rotterdam, Elst, Munster, Hoxter, Nordhausen, Lepzig and Dresden. All being well they will end their ride in Prague tomorrow (Friday).

To make a donation to their cause, click here