Hair we go - cyclist's charity leg wax

Adam Crabb having his legs waxed at Akemi Spa in Dorchester for his cycle ride in aid of Prostate Cancer UK

Adam Crabb having his legs waxed at Akemi Spa in Dorchester for his cycle ride in aid of Prostate Cancer UK

First published in News Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Dorchester reporter

A CHARITY cyclist bared all in a hair brained scheme to raise extra funds for his cause.

Adam Crabb from Dorchester underwent a sponsored leg wax as he seeks to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

The 28-year-old is taking on the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 this Sunday and came up with the leg wax as a way to encourage people to sponsor him.

Adam, whose waxing took place at Akemi Spa in the county town, said the challenge was not quite as painful as he had anticipated and proved a successful way of getting people to pay up.

He said: “It did sting a bit in parts but nothing too major.”

“I did it because a lot of my friends said they would sponsor me and to encourage them to get their sponsorship done I said I would get my legs waxed if I got to £500.”

Adam’s incentive certainly proved effective and he has now reached £650, causing him to raise his initial fundraising target from £500 to £750.

The keen cyclist, who works at New Look’s head office in Weymouth, said he was inspired to apply for the 100-mile ride after watching it on television last year.

He found out in February that he had got a place, shortly before the birth of his first child.

Adam said that thanks to a very understanding wife he was still able to get plenty of training in despite juggling it with work and fatherhood.

It will be the first time Adam has taken on a cycling challenge of such a distance and he said he is just hoping to complete the 100 miles rather than aiming for a particular time.

To sponsor Adam click here 

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