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Father to tackle cycle challenge for charity

Man is riding from South Kirkby to Skegness and back again with friends to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as his son has cystic fibrosis. 
Pictured: Richard Proctor, Dave Curtis, Daniel Williamson, Jake Farmer.

Man is riding from South Kirkby to Skegness and back again with friends to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as his son has cystic fibrosis. Pictured: Richard Proctor, Dave Curtis, Daniel Williamson, Jake Farmer.

Caring dad David Curtis is saddling up for a 200-mile bike ride to raise cash for a cause close to his heart.

The 34-year-old warehouse worker – whose two-year-old son Kian has cystic fibrosis – is cycling from South Kirkby to Skegness and back next month in a bid to raise £6,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

He will be joined on the challenge from March 15 to 17 by friends Jake Farmer, 22, Danny Williamson, 28, and Richard Proctor, 29.

Mr Curtis, of Church Mount, South Elmsall, chose the charity as Kian was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was just nine weeks old.

Mr Curtis said: “The illness affects Kian’s digestive system.He’s also prone to picking up illnesses like colds and when he does it means he has to be in hospital for a few weeks.

“Last year he was hospitalised four times, the last time was just before Christmas.

“He also has to go for regular checks ups to see a physio and nutritionist.”

Mr Curtis, who works at the Next distribution centre in South Elmsall, said: “We have two sponsors, my employers, Next, who have donated £2000 towards the charity, and Maggie’s Fish Shop in South Elmsall.

“Staff at the fish and chip shop will be doing a sponsored silence to raise money and have a collection box in the shop.

“We’ve been training for the ride by cycling twice a week.

“We started by riding 12 miles and have worked up 25. We’re hoping to get up to 40 miles on our next ride.”

He said: “We will also have three first aiders who are giving up their time up to follow behind us on the ride in case there are any injuries.”

 

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