Phil Firth Gearing Up For Cycle Challenge


Local Dunholme resident Phil Firth is taking part in the ‘Trans Pennine Cancer Challenge’ in memory of his late Father, Dennis Firth.  Speaking with Phil he said:

“Cancer is something that affects all of us in one way or another.  No one should have to face it alone.”  

About the Challenge

“Hi, my name is Phil Firth and have lived in Dunholme for 46 years.  In June 2010 I lost my dad Dennis Firth to cancer.  This September I will be taking part in ‘The Trans Pennine Cancer Challenge’ in his memory.  I will start my journey in Leeds and travel 124 miles cycling the demanding hills and peaks of the Pennines, biking to Manchester and back.  I am aiming to raise £1000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and would be very grateful of any contributions.  Macmillan provides essential support for those with cancer and their families at a very hard time and is a charity very close to my heart.”

Phil Firth – Cycle Challenge

I asked Phil about what he’s been doing to prepare:

“Cycling to work whenever I can.  Cycling just over 100 miles a week at the minute and going to increase that in the coming months to 150 then 200 at the peak.  I have been doing a 50 mile cycle in the Lincolnshire wolds to get some hill practice and topping up with a bit of gym work.”

How to Donate

  • Text ‘PIPF90’ to 70070 followed by ‘£’ and the amount you wish to donate, i.e. PIPF90 £10
  • At my ‘Justgiving’ page –
  • There is a sponsor form or donation box at 90 Lincoln Road, Dunholme should you prefer.

Your support is vital and very much appreciated.