A ARMY major who lost his dad to coronavirus will be jumping in the saddle on Father’s Day in his memory.
Matt Bowsley from Warwick Gates had planned to take on the Birmingham Velo to raise money for Dementia UK after his dad was diagnosed with the illness two years ago.
The event was cancelled, and then on April 18 his dad Peter died after contracting Covid 19.
On Sunday June 21 the Kineton-based army major will be riding on a virtual cycling trainer from 8am to 8pm in a bid to raise £1,500 for the charity.
He said: “This cause is especially important to me as my father had been diagnosed with dementia. He fought valiantly but sadly contracted Covid 19 and was too frail to win this final battle.
“Riding will be especially fitting, as although my dad never wanted any fuss made for Father’s Day I’m sure he would appreciate the thought as he loved his cycling from a young age.
Along with riding for 12 hours he will be including a number of hill climbs totalling more than 5,000m throughout the day to make the challenge even tougher.
Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/matt-bowsley1 to donate or find out more.