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.


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.


Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 16:37
PCSO Josh Thurlow and PC Holly Hoare with Ralph

An officer who saved a dog’s life has spoken of his relief at the rescue.

Yesterday, 13:20
Man charged with Bow Creek murder

A man has appeared in court today charged with the murder of a homeless rough sleeper in east London whose body was discovered in the Bow Creek.

Yesterday, 12:14
London City Airport

Attempts to expand London City Airport are continuing, with plans unveiled to take it into the water.

Boris Johnson
Yesterday, 08:25
Junior doctors at a rally in central London last month

Junior doctors will not strike today after the British Medical Association (BMA) reached an agreement with the Government to resume negotiations.


Most read news


Section Boys, Big Tipper, Big Narstie, Lady Leshurr, Trapstar, and UFest street team members

We’ve got 10 pairs of tickets to give away to watch some of the country’s best and brightest urban music talent at UFest, London’s official youth festival.

Read more
Win a beautiful monochrome tunic dress with Great British Life!

Great British Life is offering a beautiful monochrome silk tunic dress worth £179 to one lucky reader

Read more
Nike Trainers

Nike’s motto is ‘to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world.’ With this in mind it’s no surprise why Nike is the preferred training gear for most A-list athletes. Get an extra boost in your run or height in your jump with £500 to spend on Nike trainers.

Read more

Digital Edition

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

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder