Richard Kew, the IT manager at Chesterfield FC, is taking part in the Great Manchester Cycle later this month and raising money for charity along the way.
The gruelling event will see Richard faced with a 52-mile course into Manchester on June 28.
Having previously seriously injured his knee, Richard explained the reason behind getting on his bike for this effort.
"I injured my knee playing football," he said. "I did my cruciate ligament and damaged the cartilage so much that there's none left, I even had a bit of bone floating about in there.
"It took just over a year until I could walk properly again - so I got into cycling as something sporty I could do. Now it's time to push it a bit for a good cause.
"I'm doing it in aid of Cancer Research UK because I think it's a good cause and because everyone knows someone who's been affected by cancer - all the money will go towards beating it."
With the Great Manchester Cycle less than two months away now, Richard is pushing himself towards his target mileage.
He said: "The most I've done so far is 30 miles. With my knee I keep pushing to do a little bit more. Hopefully the adrenaline will kick in and help me on the day."
To sponsor Richard in his fundraising attempt, follow the link here.