Dan Hills is looking for cyclists of any ability, from amateurs through to elites, individuals to clubs, to take part in the Daisy Hills Endurance Challenge, 12-hour endurance team cycle ride held at the Bournemouth Velodrome on Sunday 30th June 2019 in aid of Sands.

Dan has organised the event in memory of his daughter Daisy Alexandra Hills, who was born on the 10th of September 2009.

Dan says: "Ten years ago, this September, we lost our baby daughter. She was due and we had her nursery ready, decorated in pink, mobiles (not phones – toys), a cot, baby alarms and a range of clothes and cuddly toys at the ready. My daughter died before she took her first breath.

"The team at Poole hospital were amazing in their support for us, and Sands were invaluable in their support for my wife and I. Ten years on, we want to give something back to Sands and the fabulous works they provide at the worst of times for parents who hadn’t considered, let alone planed for the circumstance they find themselves in whilst expecting the best day of their lives."

To enter a team for the Daisy Hills Challenge you will need three to five team members who all need to be over 16 years of age. Dan is also looking for anybody who would like to volunteer to assist at the event, and all are welcome to attend the event to cheer on the teams on the 30th of June.

Dan says: "I can sum up this event in five words. AchievementFunMemorableRewarding and Inspiring. I hope to make this the first of many endurance events in Daisy Hills’ name, and raise a tidy sum for this much-needed charity."

If you would like to get involved please register your team for the Daisy Hills Challenge here.