Wednesday 9th May 2012
Sports presenter Mark Chapman will be joining Stoke City manager Tony Pulis and TV personality Nick Hancock on a 960-mile bike ride raising funds for a children's hospice.
BBC sports presenter Mark is teaming up with the duo for the On Yer Bike Challenge in aid of The Donna Louise Children's Hospice.
Mark, who anchors Monday Night Club on BBC 5 Live, 5 Live Sport and 606 on Saturday evenings, will be cycling from John O'Groats to Land's End in a bid to raise £100,000 for the charity.
Mark said: "The Donna Louise Children's Hospice is an amazing cause, helping more than 180 children and their families every year. The slightest thing that we can all do, whether it's making a donation to sponsor me and the other riders, or putting money in a collection tin, can help so many and make a difference.
"I was asked to take part by Nick Hancock and he is a very difficult man to turn down. He is so persuasive. My only hope for the trip is that I remain ahead of him because I don't want to be staring at his backside for four days solid as we ride through our beautiful country."
The team, who will be setting off for Scotland on May 28, will start the cycle on May 29 and plan to complete the trip in four days on June 1.
The Stoke-on-Trent hospice provides a range of specialist care and support services for children with a shortened life expectancy and their families in Staffordshire and South Cheshire.
To sponsor the team visit http://www.onyerbike2012.org.