Charity ride for heartfelt cause.A CYCLIST is putting pedal pedal /ped·al/ (ped´'l) pertaining to the foot or feet.
Of or relating to a foot or footlike part. power behind his latest charity drive.
Mike Roach will ride from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise funds for a number of charities, including Liverpool's Cardiothoracic cardiothoracic /car·dio·tho·rac·ic/ (-thah-ras´ik) pertaining to the heart and the thorax.
Of or relating to the heart and the chest. Centre in Broadgreen.
Mr Roach wanted the heart hospital to benefit after his brother died of a heart attack several years ago.
He wants the money to be spent on research.
Money will also be raised for St Rocco's hospice in Warr-ington, Derian House children's hospice A children's hospice is a hospice specifically designed to help children who will not live to reach adulthood with the emotional and physical challenges they face, and also to provide respite care for their families. in Chorley, and the burns unit, Wythenshawe hospital, Manchester.
Mr Roach, 46, is an operations director for Vernon Carus, a medical supplies factory in Preston.
The firm has agreed to sponsor the initiative and cover the costs of the trip.
Mr Roach said: ``I've been in training for several months now so I feel ready for the challenge.
Mr Roach starts his journey, expected to be 14 days, on Saturday at Land's End.