GRIMSBY Town commercial manager Dave Smith is to embark on a gruelling 1,000 mile bike ride next week.
Over 12 gruelling days, the former Mariners' winger will cycling from the most south-westerly point of England at Land’s End, along the Welsh border, the Lake District and the Highlands to reach John O’Groats in the Scottish Highlands.
The 1,000 mile ride is being completed in aid of the GTFC Development Assoication, raising funds to unearth your future Town heroes by helping to support the club’s School of Excellence and youth teams.
Dave says that he is looking forward to the challenge but knows that it's not going to be easy.
He told gtfc.co.uk, "I'm looking forward to it - but there's a little bit of trepidation there. I've spoken to other people about it, who say it is very tough.
"I've given myself a year to build up to it - so hopefully I will be okay to do it over that two week period."
And Dave is expecting to be in the saddle covering around 100 miles per day.
He added: "It depends on the weather but when you are up there you are going to be doing around 100 miles each day, for the 12 days. It will be sleep, get on the bike the next day, which I'm sure will be a bit painful to start with."
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We also have reversible wristbands available for sale, with all proceeds going to Dave's total. These are available from the club shop, or via our eBay Site.
You can follow Dave's progress throughout the 12 days on gtfc.co.uk