Young Ben Minogue loves nothing more than being out and about on his bike.
So much so that he’s already cycled across England, across Ireland and through Holland.
But now it’s The Big One and the 11-year-old is aiming to take on the Land’s End to John O’ Groats ride of 1,000 miles.
And, as usual, he’s taking dad Gordon and grandad Glaive along with him.
The three are now in training for the ride, which they plan to do in August over 14 days to raise money for Yorkshire Cancer Research.
Gordon, 53, who works at Honley High School, said: “It’s been a dream of Ben’s since he was little to cycle the length of Britain.
“When he was eight, he cycled coast to coast from Whitehaven to Sunderland, persuading his grandad and I to join him.
“My wife Claire and daughter Ella came along in a caravan to support us.
“The following year we completed a 200-mile coast-to-coast in Ireland, from Galway to Dublin, and again the caravan provided the perfect accommodation even pitching up in a cousin’s garden for one night.
“We did a 400-mile ride in Holland, but this year Ben decided it was time we did Land’s End to John O’Groats
“The cycle ride will take 14 days and will cover almost 1,000 miles, and so of course will the caravan.
“Claire, who is head at Farnley Tyas School, decided because it’s such an epic challenge for Ben, we ought to raise money for charity so we are backing Yorkshire Cancer Research.”
Gordon lost his dad Edward and sister Mandy to cancer, while Glaive, of Almondbury, lost his brother Kieran to the disease.
The riders set off on August 12 from Lands End.
Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/endtoendben/ or text BENY75 to 70070.