A HALESOWEN councillor is getting on his bike once again to help raise much-needed funds for a prostate cancer charity.

Last year, Cllr Stuart Henley joined his friend William Campbell on a two-day, 145 mile charity bike ride from Barnsley to Amsterdam in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

And the Halesowen North councillor will repeat this feat in June, this time with William and another friend Peter Bennett.

Stuart, who works as a firefighter in Dudley, said: “This year’s ride will take place on June 1, starting at Barnsley's Oakwell Stadium.

“We will then cycle to Hull and get an overnight ferry to Holland which will see us finish the final ride to Ajax's Amsterdam ArenA.”

Stuart and William were part of a team of 380 football fans who completed the cycle ride in 2017 – raising £600,000 between them.

Donations can be made to the challenge online at www.justgiving.com/companyteams/Black-Country-Boys.

As well as signing up to the event due to personal circumstances around the disease, Stuart is also hoping to encourage more males to carry out regular prostate checks – after figures claim one man dies of prostate cancer every 45 minutes.

He said: “While the number of men dying from prostate cancer each year has increased, so too has the number of men being diagnosed.

“I would urge all that show any symptoms of prostate cancer to get checked out ASAP, the earlier you get checked the earlier you can get diagnosed.”