Norwich City fan urges men to ‘get checked out’ ahead of charity bike ride for Prostate Cancer UK
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It is one of the biggest bike rides in football and this summer a Canaries fan will be taking part in the Football to Amsterdam trip in aid of charity.
David Frosdick, 52, will join footballing legends such as Les Ferdinand, Terry Butcher and Preston North End manager Simon Grayson by pedalling in Prostate Cancer UK's fifth annual Football to Amsterdam ride.
The event is supported by the English Football League and will see hundreds of fans cycle 145 miles to raise money for the charity.
'It's a charity ride involving football fans from around the country and at present I appear to be the only Norwich City fan taking part', said Mr Frosdick.
'During the ride I will be proudly wearing my City shirt.'
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Mr Frosdick was inspired to take part in the ride following his own concerns about the risk of prostate cancer for men.
He said: 'I decided to ride for Prostate Cancer UK because of my own concerns and realising how many men this type of cancer affects. I had a couple of slight worries which made me more aware of it, but I've come to realise that one simple visit to the doctor can overcome any anxieties.
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'It was a fairly intimate check and I was a bit concerned about that but I would not hesitate to have it again. If anyone has got any concerns I would encourage them to get tested.'
Mr Frosdick is training hard to ensure he completes the bike ride.
'The only cycling I'd done before was as a kid delivering newspapers, so I started gently doing 10 to 20 miles a day but by April I should be doing 50 miles a day.
'Because it's all different football fans, I think the buzz of it will be really good and will push everyone on. I am extremely proud to be representing Norwich City.'
- Mr Frosdick will cycle the London route to Amsterdam from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park's Lee Valley VeloPark. To sponsor him please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/David-Frosdick. To take part in the 2017 ride visit www.prostatecanceruk.org/Amsterdam.