‘I’m do­ing it for you grandad,’ says Nathan

The Arran Banner - - Sport -

An ath­lete from Lon­don will be un­der­tak­ing an epic 300-mile cy­cle dur­ing three con­sec­u­tive days of cy­cling around Ar­ran next week in or­der to ful­fil a child­hood pledge to his grand­fa­ther.

Nathan Burge, 24, is not only un­der­tak­ing the cy­cling chal­lenge but is also com­pet­ing in marathons, spon­sored sky­dives and var­i­ous other fundrais­ing events as part of his year­long cam­paign to raise money for Can­cer Re­search UK.

At the age of 9, af­ter his grand­fa­ther passed away from an as­bestos re­lated can­cer, Nathan pledged that he would cy­cle around Ar­ran to honour his grand­fa­ther and raise money in his name. He will start on Mon- day (June 11) and will be cir­cum­nav­i­gat­ing the is­land roughly six times in just three days.

He has also is­sued an open in­vi­ta­tion to any lo­cal cy­clists and cy­cling groups on Ar­ran to join him on some of the route, which he says will be a mas­sive help to keep him go­ing.

Fresh from com­pet­ing in Europe’s Tough­est Mud­der Chal­lenge ear­lier in May, Nathan will also be at­tempt­ing the Lon­don to Brighton Bike Ride dur­ing June, the Kil­i­man­jaro Chal­lenge in Septem­ber and is cur­rently reschedul­ing a 10,000foot sky dive af­ter his last at­tempt was ham­pered by poor weather.

The year-long se­ries of events, known as N8CRUK, has a Just­Giv­ing page at www.just­giv­ing.com/fundrais­ing/ nate2018cruk and a Face­book page where sup­port­ers can fol­low his progress and keep up to date with any new chal­lenges.

Nathan Burge will be cy­cling round Ar­ran six times next week while fundrais­ing for Can­cer Re­search UK.

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