TV extra from Walton Park raises money for cancer charity

Posted on - 21st September, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Lostock Hall, People, Preston News, Walton-le-Dale
Dave Riding complete 21 laps of the Guild Wheel

TV extra Dave Riding of Walton Park has been ‘on repeat’ for the best part of September in support of Rosemere Cancer Foundation.


Dave, who has appeared in Coronation Street and in Sky’s latest season of Das Boot among other popular programmes, has completed 21 repeat laps of the Guild Wheel by bike to raise more than £1,110 for the charity.

He has also contributed 500 miles towards the Round the World Cycle Challenge, which has been running throughout September to achieve the 25,000 mile distance of the earth’s circumference

To achieve his personal mileage, Dave has been cycling from his home, around the 21-mile wheel circuit and back home again, a total of 24 miles per outing, almost daily since the start of the month.

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Dave, who became an extra after retiring from HSBC Bank just over two years ago, said: “I used to work at the Fishergate branch so could walk but when my job relocated to HSBC’s commercial centre in Fulwood 11 years before I retired, I began cycling and have kept it up for fitness.

“When I heard about the challenge, I thought it was a perfect way for me to support Rosemere Cancer Foundation, which I have fundraised for in the past.”

Dave Riding
Extra Dave Riding, who has been on repeat this month to raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation, but is now ready to film period dramas!

Normally clean shaven with short hair, Dave, who is an active member of St James’ Church, Lostock Hall, added: “Since lockdown, I have had time on my hands as my TV extras work, which was going well, has been on hold but hopefully, it will start to pick up again.

“For this reason, I have being growing my hair and a beard on the advice of the extras agency I am with so that I’m all ready for period dramas when filming resumes!”

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Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s Round the World Cycle Challenge is part of a September-long global initiative to encourage more people to cycle.

It has around 50 riders of all ages and abilities registered, who have committed to achieving the required mileage and to raise funds.

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