A Gaddesby man is taking on a non-stop 24-hour indoor cycle challenge to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity.
Ed Tarelli, who runs part of E.ON’s operations, was inspired to take on his challenge next month after recently visiting a Teenage Cancer Trust centre at the Leicester Royal Infirmary to see the great work the charity does and how they make life a bit more comfortable for young people with cancer.
Ed said: “During that visit I really got to understand the importance of their work to the teenagers and this has inspired me to undertake the non-stop 24-hour watt bike (indoor performance bike) event in my Nottingham office on December 10 and 11.
“This is to raise funds and awareness for the charity during our E.ON fundraising fortnight. The challenge will involve me powering a watt bike for a full 24 hours.
“During that time friends and colleagues will be joining me, some cycling with me, to provide support during the ride.”
Former Leicester Tigers and England rugby star Austin Healey, formerly of Gaddesby and now of Langham, will be joining Ed for two hours on the morning of December 11.
The Teenage Cancer Trust provides expert care and support to young people aged 13–24. Their key service is providing specialist teenage units within NHS hospitals. It also trains and funds staff who are teenage cancer specialists.
l To sponsor Ed visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/24Hour_EON_WattBike
l For more about the trust and its work visit www.teenagecancertrust.org