The Community Trust are supporting Dave Amans, who will be cycling the full length of the Pyrenees at the end of May to raise money for the Parents Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia.
PACT is a charity based in Sheffield that was formed to create support groups for families whose children have cancer.
Dave, 40, has been involved with the charity for the last couple of years after his best friend’s younger brother sadly passed away.
This is not the first time that he has contributed in such a way to raise money for PACT as he also took on the same challenge in 2014, managing to raise £3,000 in the process.
The ride, which is taking place over six days, beginning on May 28, is coast to coast across the Pyrenees from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea.
It is 450 miles in total, meaning that Dave will be looking to complete around 75 miles each day. Despite being a few years older than he was last time he took on the ride, Dave feels he is in better prepared this time round.
He said: “I feel in better shape this time than I did last time and I am hoping to enjoy it a little bit more. The added challenge this time will be the weather conditions because some of the big mountains I will be going over only open at the beginning of May.
Dave has already been supported by a number of local businesses including Print Digital Media, who will be the main sponsor. In addition to PDM, the likes of Hotpod Yoga, Track and Tyres, Masons Coffee Lounge and RH Financial Consultancy have also backed the cyclist.
A number of PACT contributors are Spireites and Dave has also been supported by both the football club and the Trust.
Hayleigh Vasey, Chesterfield FC Community Trust’s business development officer, added: “It is a great charity and we are proud to be supporting Dave and wish him all the best.”
Dave is hoping to raise more than the £3,000 that he raised in 2014. You can donate by visiting his JustGIving page.