Reporter Jonathan White, Crewe
Ben Reinhardt, from Crewe, is training hard for a forthcoming gruelling cycle ride. This Sunday 21st September 2014 he will participate in the Birmingham Bikeathon http://leukaemialymphomaresearch.org.uk/event/birmingham-bikeathon .
The event will require him to cycle 100 miles in a day with the route taking him from Broad Street in Birmingham to the Cotswolds and back to Broad Street Birmingham. He estimates it will take him 7 to 8 hours, averaging 15 miles an hour.
He is cycling to raise money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research http://www.beatbloodcancers.org/ - who are a UK charity dedicated to improving the lives of patients with all types of blood cancer, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
His webpage for donations is www.leukaemialymphomaresearch.org.uk/node/53912 and he would appreciate any money for this charity.
Ben said, "I hope doing this cycle ride will enable more people to continue living. Every penny I raise will contribute to helping the fight to beat blood cancers."