Knutsford man to begin 1,000-mile dementia ride

Knutsford man to begin 1,000-mile dementia ride

A man from Knutsford is taking on a 1,000-mile bike ride to raise money for dementia research.

Carl Prince, 52, is donating any sponsorship he receives to the Alzheimer's Society, in tribute to his mother-in-law, who lives with vascular dementia, the Knutsford Garden reports.

Mr Prince will be cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats, with only his bike and what he can carry on the back of it to support him during his ten-day journey.

Having cycled 150 miles each week in preparation, Mr Prince feels he is ready to take on this gruelling challenge.

He told the publication: "I have not always been a cyclist and I have only done it for four years – I sort of fell into it."

"I am financing the entire trip personally so that any funds that are raised will go direct to Alzheimer's Cheshire."

The Alzheimer's Society estimates that dementia costs the UK economy in excess of £20 billion each year.

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