Ambulance call taker, Ben Sewell will pedal 300 miles from Marble Arch, London to Arc de Triomphe, Paris for charity on Monday (7 October).
The 27-year-old father of one, from Market Place, East Finchley will take on the challenge with a friend and hopes to complete it in 48 hours.
Ben said: “Most people complete the route in three days, but my friend and I are both fitness fanatics having completed a number of marathons, triathlons and assault courses so thought why not push ourselves and make it more difficult.
“We are really excited – there’s something really satisfying about knowing all you have to do when you wake up is ride. We’re really close friends as well – and a close friend makes for good company.”
The two hope to raise £2,000 for the Maypole Project, a charity supported by the London Ambulance Service which helps children with complex medical needs and their families.
Ben added: “Being a parent myself, with a second on the way, I know how difficult it can be, but I can’t imagine how tough it is for families to care for children with disabilities.
“The work the Maypole Project do to support these families is really amazing.
“Family means a great deal to both of us and riding our bikes for a couple of miles is nothing compared to the stress these families have to go through daily.”
To sponsor Ben visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/2benson2bikes
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