Epic bike challenge - Milan to Monaco

Jason Mehmet (left) with sponsor David Marshall, owner of Total Sports and Fitness EMN-151106-120718001

Jason Mehmet (left) with sponsor David Marshall, owner of Total Sports and Fitness EMN-151106-120718001

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Sleaford man Jason Mehmet is preparing to take on an epic cycle challenge in memory of his nan.

Jason, 32, is aiming to cycle 240 miles from Milan to Monaco in just three days and at the same time raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

He said: “This is going to be my biggest challenge yet on a bike. I’m doing this to raise as much money as possible for Marie Curie, who looked after my nan, Nanny Pat, in the last few months of her life. She sadly passed away in 2013 after battling cancer for over 20 years.”

Last year Jason tackled the Coast to Coast cycle challenge, covering 140 miles in three days. This year he wanted to take on an even bigger challenge.

He will set off for Milan on September 23, with his three-day challenge beginning the following day.

Day one (Milan-Torino) will involve 95 miles in the saddle before reaching the Italian city of Torino. The following day Jason will head for Cuneo, a distance of some 75 miles.

The final day of the challenge will involve possibly the most arduous cycling of all, with tough climbs to contend with. But, after a further 75 miles, he will arrive at Monaco on the French Riviera.

Jason is already well on the way to reaching his fundraising target of £1,500, with just under £1,100 of sponsorship pledged. If you would like to make a donation, go to his Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/Jason-Mehmet1 or text MTOM82 (plus amount you want to give up to £10) to 70070.

“I shall be wearing a custom jersey each day of the event, which a number of companies have kindly offered to assist me with,” he said.

His sponsors include Bike Bible, Murky Depths, Betta Heating, Salt Dog Cycling, Gerri’s Cycles, Slipstreamz, Pegatin Pro, Kier Foundation and Total Sports & Supplements.