Cyclist starts 600-mile trip to raise money for charity

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A CYCLIST started a 600-mile round journey yesterday.

Scott Daly, from Paulsgrove, is planning to cycle from Portchester Castle to Caernafon Castle, in North Wales, and back over six days.

The 27-year-old decided to do the route to combine his love of cycling and history.

He said: ‘I have always wanted to visit Caernafon Castle.

‘I thought it might be a nice idea to cycle there and back, and try and help a good cause at the same time.

‘There can be very few families who have not been affected in some way by cancer.’

As well as a keen cyclist, Scott is also starting a degree in English and history at the University of Portsmouth in September.

Scott left yesterday and has been raising money for Kick it into Touch, a Portsmouth-based cancer charity.

It was formed by John Willis, from Portchester, who has suffered and recovered from three different types of cancer.

John said: ‘Kick It Into Touch was set up to help raise awareness of testicular cancer and to raise some money along the way for local cancer charities.

‘I have suffered with testicular cancer twice but I also had to be treated for a tumour in my stomach.’

Scott plans to return home on August 19.

For live updates of the ride visit twitter.com/cyclingdaly