North Walsham man fighting back from cancer with length-of-Britain cycle ride

A North Walsham man who is recovering from cancer is set to embark on an epic tandem cycle ride from John O'Groats to Lands End.

Dave Sinar, a former international cyclist, is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support - a cause close to his heart as he has been battling prostrate cancer.

Mr Sinar, from Baker Close, will be beginning the trip on August 10, supported by his wife Joanne and five-year-old son Ben.

But, while his efforts will be monumental as he targets 100-plus miles per day, he will be accompanied by a man whose efforts could border on the superhuman.

'Blind' Dave Healey from West Bromwich will be running a marathon on the route each day, then joining either Mr Sinar or a third man, Mike Hopkins, on the tandem.


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Mr Sinar, 54, said the 'spare' man would be riding a single seater while the tandem was occupied.

He said: 'This was all organised before I got cancer and they were doing it for Macmillan already. I found out I had cancer after Christmas and had my prostate removed in May.

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'We are doing it in 10 stages and I will be cycling the whole route. It'll be nice to have Joanne and Ben with me. Joanne is running a marathon with Dave one of the days, and Ben is bringing his bike.'

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