JACK Up The 80s, which this year takes place on August 11 and 12, have chosen Prostate Cancer UK as their charity of the year for 2018 to help bring about awareness of this life limiting illness.

Startling new figures were released earlier this year revealing that 11,819 men now die from prostate cancer every year in the UK, making this male-only disease the third biggest cancer killer.

Many regulars to both Jack Up The 80s and the Isle of Wight Festival may have seen Islander Ian Gregory working incredibly hard, cycling to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK.

Registered disabled since 1996 but hugely inspired by both the Tour De France and London Olympics, Ian managed to get back on a road bike in the Summer of 2015. Not only does he feel is he improving his own health but is able to help others by raising money and inspiring people to get fit, to do the things they love and thought they could never achieve.

Ian says: “I am so proud to be invited back to this year’s Jack Up The 80s and absolutely over the moon that they have chosen Prostate Cancer UK to be their charity of the year.

“This year Jack Up The 80s have set me a real challenge where I desperately need your support and encouragement.

“I will be pedaling some 731 miles over the weekend in an attempt to travel the entire length of the country from the Jack Up The 80s site at Smallbrook Stadium in Ryde to the very tip of Scotland at John O’Groats.

“Your support and donations will greatly help me for each and every mile of this epic challenge.

“Keep your eyes peeled for updates of my journey over the weekend both on site and social media.”

To find out more, visit: www.prostatecanceruk.org now to help beat this disease.

Read more about this fun family festival here: www.jackupthe80s.co.uk.