Ashley Cain's Ultraman 2024 challenge will see him cycle to 'special place' in Coventry this weekend

The Nuneaton resident is bringing part of the cycling leg of his challenge to Coventry this weekend - to a place that is special to him
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Ashley Cain's 'Ultraman' challenge will see him come to Coventry this weekend. The Nuneaton resident is embarking on an epic 'world first' three-month challenge - running, cycling and kayaking the length of the country three times.

Having completed the running leg, he is now on the first cycling part of the challenge - riding down to Lands End, before kayaking back up to John O’Groats. As part of this, on Sunday (June 2) his cycle will bring him to the outskirts of his hometown.

He will be calling into the Coventry Building Society Arena - a place that has special meaning to him as he is a former Sky Blues player. It is also the place where he hosted a celebrity football match last year in aid of the charity that he and his former partner Safiyya Vorajee set up in the name of their baby daughter.

Little Azaylia captured the heart of the nation as she bravely battled acute myeloid leukaemia and sadly died in 2021, aged just eight months. They set up The Azaylia Foundation in her name to help other children battling cancer.

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So far in his challenge, he has raised more than £70,000 for the foundation's PhD Scholarship Fund, which aims to support new medics and new research into childhood cancer. This has so funded five PhDs at the University of Oxford and the nearby University of Birmingham, where Azaylia was treated.

But he mission is to raise enough funds to pay towards 20 PhDs during the 3,000 mile 'Ultraman' challenge. The local leg will bring him to the CBS Arena on Sunday, between 6pm and 7pm

He is set to be welcomed by friends and family and members of the local community are being invited to pop along and cheer him into the arena site.

Donations can be made for the challenge via a GoFundMe page here

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