Building services engineer Rodney Clarke is to cycle 300 miles through South East Asia for charity.
Rodney, 52, who works for Dodd Group, will be joining an 18-strong team from across the UK in cycling from Saigon in Vietnam to Angkor Wat in Cambodia over six days starting on 28 October to raise money for Challenge Cancer UK. Having smashed his individual target of £3,000 in only three months, he is now aiming to raise £5,000.
The ride has been organised by the Cannock office of one of his employer’s suppliers, air conditioning installation specialist Coolair Equipment. Coolair, which has its headquarters in Manchester and another office in Maidstone, led a similar expedition in 2015 that raised £90,000 for Challenge Cancer UK, which splits the donations it receives between ten national cancer charities.
Neil Gibbard, Coolair Regional Director and the event organiser, said: “Rodney has been leading the way in raising sponsorship money for our bike ride as we aim to raise a record-breaking six-figure sum this year for such a great cause.”