CASTLEFORD Tigers supporters, Michael Battye and Steve Hardisty are cycling 110 miles to Saturday’s Super League game against Crusaders at Wrexham to raise cash for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre.
They are cycling in memory of Michael’s father Ian ‘Big Joe’ Battye who lost his battle against cancer in 2007 at the age of 54.
‘Big Joe’ made 12 appearances for the Tigers between 1978 and 1982, scoring one try for the club
Michael and Steve are setting off from Probiz Coliseum at 6am on Saturday morning and cycle towards Barnsley and then head west over the Peak District continuing through Stockport, Altrincham, Northwich and Chester before arriving in Wrexham.
Michael said: “We cycled with my father to the Northern Rail Cup Final in Blackpool in 2005 and we thought we would get back on the saddle in an attempt to raise some much needed cash for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre.
“When I lost my father in 2007 my world was torn apart and I hope that by raising some money for Yorkshire Cancer it can help raise some money to fund the treatment and care the patients deserve.”
Michael and Steve expect to arrive at The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, at around 4pm.
To donate log onto www.justgiving.co.uk/doingitforjoe2011