Howells Solutions Get on Their Bikes for Prostate Cancer!
Hi, my name is Dave and I’m a 39 year old overweight Father of three who lives in Nottingham. I don’t think I’ve ridden a bike since my paper round in the early 90s so I decided to take part in Football to Amsterdam as part of Team Mispace. This was a two day, 145-mile bike ride to the Dutch capital to raise money for Prostate Cancer. Easy decision! Three months training (once a week to start off with and then twice a week), slowly increasing the mileage each time until I could comfortably ride 60 miles in one go and I was ready (or at least I thought I was).
Despite the training, it was still a tough ride. The weather was against us both days; non stop rain and massive winds but we kept on peddaling. Howells Solutions joined Team Mi-space and together we raised over £63,000 in their 32 strong team – this along with all the other riders' money raised goes towards stopping prostate cancer being a killer. If you’ve never done anything like this before, I would highly recommend it. So many reasons, but to raise so much money for a worthy cause, make so many new friends and shed a bit of timber along the way are the three that stand out for me.
I would like to say huge thanks to all our sponsors especially TEAM. We appreciate your support and hope this story may inspire other TEAM members to get involved next year.
Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men. It’s a disease which kills one man every 45 minutes – that’s two men during a football match. But Prostate Cancer UK know that we can turn it around. Their aim is to make this a disease the next generation need not fear.
- Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men within the UK.
- About 1 in 8 men will get Prostate Cancer during their lives.
- Over 47,00 men are diagnosed with Prostate Cancer every year - that's 129 men every day.
- Over 330,000 men are living with and after Prostate Cancer.
- Every 45 minutes a UK male dies of Prostate Cancer; that's more than 11,000 men every year.
- If you're worried about your risk or are experiencing any symptoms, visit your GP.