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Engineer’s pedal power for Prostate Cancer UK

The engineer whose team keeps the lights on in East Kent is hopping on his bike this weekend for Prostate Cancer UK.

From Press releases - 26 July 2018 12:00 AM

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Nigel Dalton, who lives in Ashford, is joining 5,000 other amateur cyclists on Sunday (July 29) for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46.

Backed by colleagues at UK Power Networks, where Nigel is network operations manager for the area that includes Ashford, Herne Bay, Thanet, Folkestone, Tenterden and Headcorn, he is cycling in memory of his late father-in-law Major John Paterson, who lived with prostate cancer.

Nigel said: “The charity I chose has struck a nerve with people and I have raised over £900 in sponsorship. This cause has connected with people and I have had fantastic support from my team and everyone who has donated.

“One of my colleagues, Ian Nicholl, is living with the condition and has generously supported me too. It has really hit home this time, which is sad, but I’m really pleased with how much we have raised for the charity’s important work.”

UK Power Networks provides match funding up to £100 for employees raising money for charity – which will bring the total amount Nigel raises to over £1,000.

The 46-mile ride starts at the Olympic Park in Stratford and finishes in the Mall, snaking through Chiswick, Kingston, Molesey, Wimbledon and Putney. Wife Heather and daughter Catriona will be waiting in the Mall to cheer Nigel home at the spectacular finish in central London.

He added: “I’m really looking forward to it now. I’ve reached that point where I have done all the training and I’m looking forward to getting on the bike and going for it on Sunday. I’m aiming for three hours or under. It should be quite a quick ride.

“Due to the amount of money we have raised I have been given a blue fundraisers top to wear and I will be in good company with many other cyclists riding for Prostate Cancer UK in the event.”

Nigel’s fundraising page is: https://www.justgiving.com/NigelDalton2018