In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Bouhanni wins Nokere Koerse; UK Sport went easy on British Cycling for medals; USA Cycling reveals Pro Road Championship courses; Strange incident in final kilometres of Nokere Koerse; Van Avermaet ready for San Remo; Riders already saying goodbye to Boonen; Melbourne cyclist who was shot speaks about incident; Rapha looking to sell?; 77-year-old cyclist to ride entire Giro course for charity; Perth cyclists draw a Strava goat; 2017 Cape Epic trailer.
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A 77-year-old British cyclist is planning to ride the entire course of this year’s Giro d’Italia in order to raise money for charity.
Mick Ives is an eight-time UCI Masters World Champion and has 79 British national titles, so is coming at this with some experience.
He also rode the entire route of the Tour de France back in 2005, when he was a young 65-years-old, raising over £20,000 for cancer research. In that quest he slept in a small motorhome and did the ride largely unsupported.
This time he has sponsors helping with some of the logistics and donating equipment.
Ives’ goal is to raise £60,000 (£1,000 for each year he has been involved in the sport) for Barnardos, Rainbow Children’s Hospice, Padraic Sweeney Kidney Research and Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice.
Click through to read more at Mick’s Italian Job.