A SUPER-CYCLIST is taking on a sponsored 250mile ride in honour of his late renowned father from the Peak District and to raise hundreds of pounds for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Carl Denton, 48, of Barlow, will be riding from Manchester to London in 24 hours between June 8 and 9.
His colleagues at Speedy Asset Services, in Sheffield, have also helped Carl set up a lottery bonus ball game which has so far raised £379 for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Carl, who was very proud of his father Michael Denton, said: “Dad suffered with dementia and sadly passed away in July last year so this ride will be very poignant for me.
“He was a partner in business for 30 years with Roy Hooton at Matlock insurance Consultants and he was involved in running Calver Football Club’s junior sides with Michael Hoyes and Jack Howard.
“He lived in Ashford-in-the-Water for 25 years and became a very good didgeridoo player in his retirement and could often be seen busking in Portland Square, Bakewell, where he raised money for children’s cancer charities.”
Carl’s Alzheimer’s Society challenge is his second fundraising cycle ride after he raised £1,700 for Macmillan Cancer Support by cycling from London to Paris as a dedication to a Speedy Hire work colleague.
Pelican Cycles, of Chesterfield, is also supporting and sponsoring Carl during preparations for his latest fundraiser.
Those interested in sponsoring Carl can do so by visiting his justgiving website http://www.justgiving.com/MichaelDenton7 or by contacting him at Speedy, 22 Don Road, Sheffield S9 2UB or calling (0114) 2421155.