Video:Dave’s TT race marathon for cancer charity

TT racer Dave Binch will be swapping his motorbike for trainers when he runs the full Isle of Man circuit for a cancer charity.

Dave from Berry Hill, Mansfield, will be competing in this ultimate test where the machines hit speeds of over 150mph.

Motorcyclist Dave Binch is running around the 36 mile Isle of Man TT course in August to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Motorcyclist Dave Binch is running around the 36 mile Isle of Man TT course in August to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

After he has raced the single lap on his Yamaha he then plans on running the 37.8mile circuit.

Dave, 45, is taking on the gruelling double challenge in aid of Cancer Research UK after being inspired by a friend’s daughter who has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

The former semi-pro rider said: “It really is two extremes – 150mph one day and then 4mph the next. But it was the diagnosis of my friend’s daughter that prompted me to do something.

Rachel Burton, from Matlock, Derbyshire, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer last summer aged 26.

Dave added: “Everyone has friends or family that have passed away from cancer and I just asked myself ‘how can I help.’”

When Dave’s wife Karine became pregnant with the first of two daughters, he abandoned two-wheeled transport and took up running instead, training with the Mansfield Harriers.

The island run includes rough terrain and a 2,034ft mountain. Dave said: “I’ve never done anything like this distance before as it’s one-and-a-half marathons.

Funnily enough I’m actually more nervous about the motorbike part of the challenge. I’m worried about the speeds because if something goes wrong it could be catastrophic. With the running, I know as long as I’ve done the training, I can do it.”

He is hoping to raise £10,000 for Cancer Research UK at the event on August 31st and 1st September. Visit www.justgiving.com/DaveBinch or text BINC90 to 70070.