Search

Silvertown firefighter’s ‘near naked’ cycle feat for cancer campaign

10:56 29 August 2013

Silvertown firefighter Andrew Frimpong with his fellow charity cyclists.

Silvertown firefighter Andrew Frimpong with his fellow charity cyclists.

Archant

A firefighter has braved the elements cycling 600 miles to Ireland for charity - and he did it in the “near” nude.

Silvertown firefighter Andrew Frimpong in full cycle gear.Silvertown firefighter Andrew Frimpong in full cycle gear.

Andrew Frimpong, 41, swapped his uniform as a firefighter at Silvertown fire station for a “nearly naked” suit to ride from Southend-on-Sea to Galway in Ireland in six days.

He joined nine other friends to tackle the Near Naked Man challenge from August 12 to 17 which saw family and friends sponsor the group to cycle 100 miles a day to raise money for the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign.

It aims to educate men about the disease to get rid of any embarrassment surrounding checking body parts for symptoms to improve early detection of cancer.

Andrew, who lives in Greewich, said: “We did get a few funny looks and stares from people trying to work out whether we were actually naked.

“We got a ferry over to Ireland and, as we boarded it, one of the staff called for the ferry master to come down because a load of naked men just got on his boat.”

Andrew, who has been a Silvertown firefighter for three years, said he raised around £1,000 once he collected cash and online donations.

You can find out more about Andrew’s cycling feat and donate to the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign by clicking here.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Stickers claiming voting was against Islamic teachings have been put up around Manor Park

Stickers placed on lamp posts warning Muslims not to vote in the upcoming election have been condemned for copying “evil” Islamic State teachings.

United Kingdom
14:23
Ashley Latty was murdered at a party in Dagenham in May 2014

A thug from Manor Park has been jailed for six years following the murder of Ashley Latty.

A plaque was unveiled to honour First World War Naval Officer George Drewry at the cenotaph in Central Park in East Ham

One hundred years ago on Saturday a wounded Forest Gate man risked his own life to save others during the infamous Gallipoli landings.

Newham council
St James's Church of England Junior School hosted a St George's Day afternoon tea.

A Forest Gate school hosted a St George’s Day event last week to tie in with lessons it has been delivering about British values.

Most read news

Competitions

Two phones. Same phone case. Genius.

To celebrate the launch of the first luxury dual phone case, PearPeel, we are giving away two of the black leather Rocha cases, perfect for holding two iPhone 6 handsets.

Read more
Spruce up for spring with this beauty bundle from Justmylook!

Looking to update your look for spring? Well, you’re in luck.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder