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.