Hull KR coach takes on cycling challenge
The Robins’ Scholarship Team Manager Kevin Berry is getting on his bike at the start of June to take on the Big Super League Cycling Challenge.
Kevin was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2010 and is planning to pedal to all 13 of the UK-based Super League clubs to raise much-needed funds for the Hull and East Riding Fundraising Group of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
Accompanied by nephew, David Berry, and friend Chris Noble, Kevin will start the challenge at London’s Twickenham Stoop on Sunday June 2nd and end it at MS3 Craven Park on Friday June 7th.
Currently cycling 200 miles a week as part of a rigorous training schedule, Kevin says that his determination and physical strength are helping him to prepare for the challenge.
“I’m eating and drinking really healthily, and working out at the gym every day, as well as cycling,” he said. “I want to keep myself in the best possible shape.”
Kevin’s fiancée will also be with him during the challenge as the driver of the support vehicle which has kindly been provided by Arronbrook Caravans. Local companies 706 Taxis and Beverley Cars and Cycles have also sponsored Kevin, as have the all of the Robins’ scholarship players.
Anyone who wishes to lend their support to Kevin via sponsorship can do so by going to www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/cyclingchallenge or by visiting the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/TheBigSuperLeagueCyclingChallenge