Mark Flannagan, CEO of Beating Bowel Cancer, has plucked up the courage to wear bum shorts for Crown to Gown and Ride London, taking place through the summer months.
Starting this weekend, Mark will be wearing these special shorts for the Crown to Gown event, a one day ride from Windsor to Oxford. Mark is planning on completing the return trip on the bike to train his legs for the 100 miles of Ride London, which will be privy to Mark’s enhanced rear towards the end of July!
On the topic of the shorts, Mark explained to Scimitar that the “Beating Bowel Cancer bum shorts aren’t exactly ideal cycling gear. They may provide a little extra padding on top of the lycra, but I do worry about the chafing! It can get hot and sweaty!”
“I am worried about is causing accidents and even causing offence. But, bowel cancer awareness is vital if we are to save lives. I hope more will have their eyes opened when they see my bum on the road.”
Who are Beating Bowel Cancer? In short, they provide an amazing service to everyone affected by bowel cancer. As a major killer, around 42,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year in the UK. 95% of all cases are diagnosed in people aged 50 or over, and Beating Bowel Cancer are working hard to raise awareness of this terrible disease.
You can help Mark reach his fund raising goal for Beating Bowel Cancer by clicking here.
In a very special upcoming feature, we will be finding out more about Mark, the charity and the job as a CEO of a charity,focusing on the hard work being done behind the scenes to increase awareness for the disease, as well as providing essential support for those affected, both directly and indirectly.
We are proud to provide charity running vests and cycle jerseys to Beating Bowel Cancer, and are keen to help them spread this very important message.
If you would like to take part in an upcoming challenge for Beating Bowel Cancer (disciplines include cycling, running, swimming and treks), you can view the list of events and register by clicking here.
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