Rochdale man cycling to Amsterdam in aid of Prostate Cancer UK

Date published: 31 May 2019

A Rochdale man will be raising money for Prostate Cancer UK by cycling to Amsterdam over the second weekend of June.

Andrew Dolan, a plumbing and heating manager at heating company Profix Rochdale Limited, is cycling from the Oakwell Stadium in Barnsley to Amsterdam over two days for the Football to Amsterdam cycling event from 7-9 June.

Cyclists taking on the Yorkshire route will catch a ferry from Hull at the end of day one before continuing along the flat and scenic Dutch canal paths of Rotterdam and The Hague to finish at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam on the second day.

The ride covers approximately 133 miles (215km) of cycling in the two countries.

This year’s ride is the third Andrew will have taken part in, having completed it in 2017 and 2018.

He said: “Prostate cancer is such a big killer; it’s a bigger killer than breast cancer. This ride is for a good cause, and a massive contribution.”

To date, Andrew, who will be cycling as part of ‘Team Mongrel’ – made up of cyclists who support different football clubs – has raised around £1,000.

Prostate cancer kills one man every 45 minutes and can develop when cells in the prostate start to grow in an uncontrolled way. It often grows slowly to start with and may never cause any problems, but some men will need treatment to stop it spreading.

The most common prostate problems are enlargement, prostatitis (inflammation) and cancer.

Additionally, Profix is giving away a free boiler installation (worth £2,000) to one of Andy’s sponsors who has also ‘liked’ their social media page.

The winner will be picked at random through a live social media video during the ride on 8 June.

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