Drain Doctor pedals for Prostate Cancer UK

Banbury, UK (28 August 2018) – During one of the hottest days of the summer, a Drain Doctor franchisee pedalled 46 miles through London in the annual RideLondon-Surrey event on 29th July 2018.

Kevin Preston of Drain Doctor North West positioned himself on the start line in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the second consecutive year.  Last year he completed the same cycle event, but alongside other franchisees from across the Drain Doctor network in aid of Ronald McDonald House Charities. This year Kevin involved his family.

The journey began months before race day when Kevin, his daughter’s partner and his son, set about training and fundraising for Prostate Cancer UK, the chosen charity for this year.

“It did get a little competitive,” Kevin says. “We’d share practice run times and comment on how each other did. When we met our fundraising goal, we doubled it.  It wasn’t a race …  or so the others tell me … and the fundraising was the most important part. We’re just glad we’re able to do our bit and have fun in the process.  Maybe it’ll be 100 miles next year?.

“Exceeding expectations is something that has been ingrained into the Drain Doctor culture, whether it be dealing with both drainage and plumbing problems or giving back to the local community and regularly contributing to fundraising activities for charities, such as MacMillan, Cancer Research UK, and Comic Relief,” added Kevin.

With around 35,000 turns of the bike wheel, a blue sky breaking over Buckingham Palace, the Preston’s crossed the finishing line raising a total of £1,680!

For further information about Drain Doctor North West and the services it can offer, visit www.draindoctornorthwest.co.uk call 0800 026 6623.

Drain Doctor is one of the service brands for the Dwyer Group, Inc.  For more information bout the Dwyer Group’s service brands visit www.dwyergroup.com.


For more information or photography, contact: Georgina Watkins, Dwyer Group UK.  Tel: 01295 983395 / Email:  georgina.watkins@dwyergroup.com

About Dwyer Group®:

Founded in 1981 and based in Waco, Texas, Dwyer Group is a holding company of 21 service brands and ten corporate support centres throughout North America, U.K. and Europe. In the United States, Dwyer Group’s franchise organisations are marketed under the umbrella brand Neighborly and Neighbourly in Canada. Neighborly® is a community of experts who repair, maintain and enhance properties united under one platform to better meet the needs of today’s consumer. Collectively, these concepts offer customers worldwide a broad base of domestic and commercial services. More information about Neighborly/Neighbourly, and its franchise concepts, is available at www.getneighborly.com and www.getneighbourly.ca, respectively. Learn more about Dwyer Group at www.dwyergroup.com and www.dwyergroup.eu.

Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition: to stop men dying from prostate cancer – by driving improvements in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and support.