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BOXERS at HMS Sultan will jump out of the ring and onto a bicycle as they try to ride for 48 hours non-stop for charity.

The team, led by head coach Petty Officer (Physical Trainer) Daz Hoare, are hoping to clock up more than 800 miles on a stationary bike.

They hope to raise £1,500 in the process.

The boxing team begin their efforts at 9am on Friday and will finish two days later.

The team will use two bikes to complete the challenge, one indoors and one outdoors.

They will use radios to tell each other when to swap so no seconds are missed out.

Once recovered, they will hand over the proceeds of their fundraising to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines and Charity and Kids, a Fareham-based charity which helps disabled youngsters, at a ceremony in December.

PO(PT) Hoare said: ‘We wanted to show our continued appreciation to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity for helping the club to get off the ground and support the fantastic work it does behind the scenes.

‘I’ve seen the work that Kids does.

‘Just seeing the children and their families smile made us all want to help.’

To support the team, you can donate online by visiting