Penwortham man thanks Rosemere for mum’s treatment with 980-mile cycling fundraiser

Posted on - 6th September, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Health, Preston News, Sharoe Green
Ash with his parents Deborah and Philip on his wedding day
Ash with his parents Deborah and Philip on his wedding day

A Penwortham man is cycling the length of Great Britain to thank Rosemere Cancer Foundation for his mum’s treatment.


Ash Benton will cover 980 miles as he cycles from Land’s End to John O’Groats in the Deloitte Ride Britain Event.

He sets out on Saturday 7 September, and must cycle an average of 115 miles per day over nine days.

Ash said: “My mum Deborah was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2018 and has been receiving treatment at Rosemere Cancer Centre ever since.

“The staff there have been fantastic throughout. The job they have to do is incredibly hard, especially with the budget constraints they have to work within, so I wanted to do something to pay them back.”

Read more: Fulwood grandad to cycle 300 miles from London to Brussels for charity

Ash will ride past his home in Penwortham on day five of the event, when the peloton cycles from Haydock to Carlisle.

A map of the cycle challenge
Ash will pass by home on day five

Ash said: “I am hoping for a good turn-out of supporters, which will hopefully give me a much needed boost at the halfway point.

“I have been doing eight hour rides starting out at 5am at weekends but hopefully it’ll pay off.”

To keep an eye on Ash’s progress during the event, follow him on Instagram. To support his fundraising effort, visit his JustGiving page.

Find out more about Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s work to bring world class cancer treatments and services to its patients on the Rosemere website.

What do you think of Ash’s cycling challenge? Let us know in the comments below.

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