Ben to ride 160kms for charity

By Emily Pearce

Friday, May 16, 2014


CYCLIST Ben Bolland is getting on his bike to fight prostate cancer.

Ben, 36, will be taking part in Prostate Cancer UK's inaugural Saxon Classic, a 160km cycle ride in Suffolk, on June 22.

He signed up after his father and father-in-law were diagnosed with the disease.

"I decided to take part in the challenge because this charity means so much to our family. It’s inspiring to see the bravery men like my father-in-law and my own father show when faced with this illness," said Ben, of Caws Avenue, Nettlestone.

"I hope this event will help make a real difference so that others don’t have to go through what they have gone through, in the future."

Ben hopes to raise more than £1,000 for Prostate Cancer UK, which funds research into the causes and treatment of prostate cancer and provides support and information to those affected by the disease.

The charity's fundraising director, Mark Bishop, said: "We’re thrilled Ben has decided to take on the first Saxon Classic to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. With over 40,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in the UK and one man dying every hour, it is our aim to help more men survive the disease and enjoy a better quality of life. We wish Ben every success with his bike challenge."

Ben can be sponsored at


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