With just two days to go before Scunthorpe United Assistant club secretary Adam Grice sets off from Yorkshire for his charity bike ride in aid of Prostate Cancer UK, the 24-year-old says he’s in good shape and raring to go.
Grice is undertaking the challenge for the second time, after completing a similar route last year, which too culminated in reaching the finishing line in Amsterdam and, along with Mick Roden and Nathan Skidmore, he believes all will finish the course in good style.
He said: “We’re shaping up really well. Obviously Mick’s (Roden) a professional, so he’s always in tip-top condition, Nathan’s (Skidmore) doing well, and I’m raring and ready to go myself.
“All three of us are ready to go. I think Mick will be towards the front of the pack, and me and Nathan will be taking our time. However, I’ll be happy to finish it, and I’ll be happy to beat last year’s time.”
In addition, Grice says he’s in a much better physical condition compared to when he cycled last year, and he feels two days worth of riding in Yorkshire benefited both him and Nathan Skidmore greatly.
Grice stated: “Nathan and I went and stayed at a hotel near Leeds/Bradford Airport, and did two cycles. One was a thirty mile ride around the bottom end of Guiseley and in around that area, and it was 30 miles which was full of hills.
“On day two, Mick joined us with a couple of his mates from Kirton Lindsey cycling club, and we did 60 miles, going up through Harrogate and then carried on towards Skipton, with us finally ending up back at Leeds/Bradford Airport.”
From a charity viewpoint, Grice revealed his initial target has been greatly surpassed - something he’s delighted with.
He also hopes the donations continue to pour in, as time ticks towards the start of the journey from Yorkshire.
“We’ve blitzed our target, and we’re on £3,300 at the moment, and as we’re going along people will be donating to it as well,” he revealed.
“So hopefully we’ll smash £3,500, and it would be nice to get towards the £4,000 mark. So we’ll see how we get on.”
There is still time for you to show your support to Adam and the team ahead of this week’s challenge. If you would like to donate to their Just Giving page, please visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/CycleChallengeSUFC.
Alternatively you can donate by direct from your mobile phone by texting SUFC88 £10 to 70070.
All money donated goes direct to Prostate Cancer UK.
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