HE has overcome cancer, after lifesaving bowel surgery.
And now Lindley man Jeremy Eastwood will take part in another tough challenge – a 300-mile cycle ride.
Mr Eastwood, of Blackthorn Drive, is taking part in the London to Paris Cycle Ride over four days in September to mark his 50th birthday and in memory of his father Bob Eastwood.
He is raising money for the British Heart Foundation during the event.
He explained: “Dad rode for the Huddersfield Road Club in the 1950s. Among his many achievements he completed the Tour of Britain cycle race in 1958, known as the Milk Race.
He was also the first winner of the Lincoln Grand Prix, the most prestigious amateur race in the country, was Yorkshire Road Race Champion and then went on to ride in the Tour of Poland and the Tour of Ireland.
He said: “I would like to raise as much money as possible to support the essential work that the BHF carry in their endless task of research into ensuring that our loved ones of all ages are protected from heart disease and cared for in times of need.”
Jeremy is a keen cyclist and rides for VS Cycles of Brighouse.
He is holding a 50th birthday party at Outlane Golf Club in September, but has asked that he receives no presents, just sponsorship for the cycle challenge.
He was diagnosed with bowel cancer four years ago, but underwent successful treatment.
To sponsor Jeremy see: www.justgiving.com/robert-william-eastwood