A man from Llangedwyn will be taking on a 100 mile bike ride for charity.

Chris Emmett, 65, is gearing up for the RideLondon cycling challenge on Sunday July 29 to raise funds for Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer.

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 will begin at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and follows a 100-mile cycling route on closed roads through London and into the Surrey countryside.

Raising awareness of bowel cancer is important to Chris as his bowel cancer was picked up early through the national screening programme. He is determined to make more people aware of the disease and raise much needed funds for the cause. Chris has now almost reached his target of raising £4,000 for the charity.

Chris, who has been training for RideLondon since March, said: “I am keen to tell everyone to take their screening seriously and get on with it. They may be able to be treated and get back to a normal life, which happened to me.

“I wasn’t that surprised to be diagnosed as my mother had bowel cancer at the same age. She lived on until she was 97 proving there is plenty of life after the disease! Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer do great work educating the public about bowel cancer and campaigning for early diagnosis.

“Training for RideLondon around England and Wales has been ideal for building up stamina for a long ride. Every turn brings you to another hill!”

Events manager for Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer, Leanne Richards, said: "We are very proud to have Chris fundraising for us, it’s an amazing challenge. For us, at Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer, it means we can continue with our vital work of saving lives, enabling research and improving the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer.”

To donate to Chris, visit www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=christopher-emmett-kta-PRLS-2018-6563&pageUrl=2