Cycle treck in memory of tragic parents

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A SON is preparing to embark on a mammoth cycle ride in memory of his tragic parents.

Jonathan Eighteen, who lives in Knott End, is planning to rack up more than 1,118 miles before Christmas in a bid to rake in the cash for charity.

The 30-year-old was inspired to take on the challenge after losing his mum Brenda to cervical cancer in 2004.

Then, just three years later, his 50-year-old dad Trevor died of heart failure.

Mr Eighteen, who is raising money for Royal Preston Hospital, where his mum was treated, said: “My mum was a very special person who loved life and I miss her every day.

“The staff at the hospital were never anything less than superb and I always wanted to do something to say thank you.

“I am going to do the cycle challenge this year in memory of my mum and the next year, I will set myself a challenge in memory of my dad.”

He will kick off his challenge with a 100-mile Manchester bike ride on Sunday.

To sponsor Mr Eighteen log onto www.justgiving.com/jonny18.