Fat Boys Can Cycle – and this month they are proving it..

Ashley Tremble and Ian Lyttleton, of Maryport, have signed up as "Fat Boys Can Cycle" to ride 300 miles for charity before the end of the month.

Both are raising money for cancer charities and have very personal reasons for doing so.

Ian, 49, of Mosedale Terrace, has a son with Graft Versus Host disease as a result of an allergy to a bone marrow transplant.

Newton, 29, who lives in Cockermouth, was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2014 and was left with the debilitating disease which causes fatigue, muscle weakness, pain and other systems which has virtually left him an invalid.

Ian is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support in thanks to those who have helped his son.

Both Ashley's father and uncle died of cancer. He is raising money for Cancer Research UK.

Ashley, 52, of Ennerdale Road, said: "Ian and I work together at Sellafield. I'm not a cyclist. He is and he has raised money for charity in the past. We will see how it goes.

"We'll go riding after work and eventually hope to bike to Port Carlisle to get our miles up."

The duo have thanked Stuart Cooper for sponsoring their t-shirts and lending his van as support.

Anyone who wants to sponsor the men can do so through Ashley Tremble's Facebook page or by signing sponsorship forms in Ellis Brothers, Nixon's, the Captain Nelson or the Lifeboat. Or you can go to/: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/fat-boys-can-cycle