Ricky Hatton gets on his bike to help the homeless

Ricky Hatton gets on his bike to help the homeless

22/01/2014 at 02:54Updated 22/01/2014 at 05:26

Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton MBE is helping the homeless by taking part in the 140km La Mont Blanc cycle on July 20 to raise money for Manchester based charity Barnabus.

Founded 23 years ago, Barnabus supports the homeless through its outreach, drop-in and collaborative projects.

Ricky will be joined by Hatton Promotions' head of boxing Richard Poxon and unbeaten Sheffield prospects Adam Etches and Scott Jenkins, who are all raising funds for the teenage unit at Weston Park Cancer Hospital.

Hatton has already begun his training and is aiming to be in peak condition for the gruelling task.

"Often, when I'm out in Manchester, I see people sleeping rough and it's really upsetting," he said.

"Barnabus is a charity close to my heart, I'm patron now and I'm keen to do all I can to help them.

"The work they do is incredible, but there's always that little bit more that can be done and I hope everyone digs deep to support me on this cycle ride so they can get the extension they deserve."

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