A WREXHAM man has embarked on a mega cycling challenge in memory of his 'inspiring' dad.

The Leader previously reported that Chris Hatton set himself the gruelling challenge of cycling for a staggering 630 miles around Wales, in memory of his dad – Robert Hatton.

Robert Hatton sadly lost his life at the age of 66 in 2013 after a brave battle with cancer.

Still in remission, Robert’s liver and kidney’s failed due to a rare liver condition and he passed away.

Son Chris, 32, said he wanted to remember his dad and complete the challenge for the ‘inspiring man’ who worked hard to provide for his family.

Starting on April 29 to May 8, Chris will cycle for 630 miles for two charities, the British Liver Trust and Asthma UK.

Having already started the gruelling challenge, Chris said he was 'nervous and apprehensive' but he is spurred on by the amount of support he has received.

Chris has already surpassed his fundraising targets for both charities and continues to raise funds for the causes.

Over £1,000 has already been raised for the British Liver Trust.

Chris also chose Asthma UK as he personally lives with the condition, which he describes as ‘exhausting’.

Ten years ago, he could not walk up a hill without an attack and despite nearly losing his life, he now can manage his asthma better.

Anyone wishing to donate to British Liver Trust can do so online at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Chris-Hatton8

Donations to Asthma UK can be made online at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ChrisHatton2