Marvin gears up for coast to coast challenge
In September, Team Weston Park will saddle up for a brand new cycling challenge which will see participants covering 170 miles between Morecambe and Bridlington, passing through the historic cities of York and Lancaster.
The riders will unite in the fight against cancer; using their pedal power to fund projects which provide; practical help to those in need, emotional support to those in despair and enhanced care for those who need it most.
Marvin Henshaw, tell us why he’s signed up for the challenge…
Why did you decide to support Weston Park?
The hospital saved my life when I was 23 years old unfortunately I’ve lost close friendly member to cancer, so I want to do what I can to support a fantastic charity that makes a very difference to people’s lives.
Why did you decide to fundraise in this way?
My close friend Jon Newsome suggested that I should get a bike 3 years ago as a great way of staying fit and exploring the wonderful Peak District
What was your previous cycling experience?
I’ve been cycling for 3 years organising charity cycle rides for Weston Park with friends. I would consider myself as Mr Average 🙂
What are you most looking forward to?
Raising money for the charity and focusing on the challenge of riding 170 miles through the wonderful but challenging Yorkshire dales & Wolds.
What would you say to encourage others to take on a coast to coast challenge?
JUST DO IT !! It’s a fantastic experience to enjoy the wonderful countryside, meet new friends & the motivation of raising money for the charity helps you get to the finish line!!!!
What is your training schedule?
I’m planning to improve my base fitness by playing football & going for a run once a week. Starting this weekend now that the weather has improved, I aim to cycle 20 miles & then building a extra 5 miles per week to improve my endurance.