HIS love of Rugby and desire to help a cancer charity has been all the motivation needed for Glynn Jackson to get on his bike for a marathon challenge.
The 46 year-old from Alfreton is currently in training for a ride around the country that will see him take in the four international rugby grounds to raise cash for Macmillan Cancer Support.
He will start his trek by biking to Murrayfield in Edinburgh before heading overseas to Dublin’s Aviva Stadium. The third leg of the journey will see Glynn hit the road and the ferry to the Cardiff Arms Park before ending the challenge at Twickenham.
“I’ve never done anything like this before,” said Glynn. “It all started when I bought a bike through the cycle to work scheme as a way of getting fit.
“You get to an age when you can’t do stuff so whilst I can, I wanted to literally get on my bike and thought I would raise some money for charity at the same time.”
It was Glynn’s mum Rosemary who suggested he raise money for Macmillan.
Glynn expects the journey to take about 10 days and although he will start the challenge alone, he will be joined by two of his colleagues from Sutton based Crown Aerosols on the trip.
David Cass and Sam Harris will make it a triple effort when they join in for the Edinburgh to Dublin leg.
The trio have been well supported by workmates.
“We want to appeal to any local businesses who can help us by offering sponsorship.”