Fareham dad to cycle 300 miles for terror victims

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A caring dad-of-three will cycle hundreds of miles to raise money for victims of terror attacks.

Mark West, from Fareham, has planned a journey to Europe to help those affected by the Paris attacks last November.

It will be hard work but I am excited

Mark West

The 37-year-old will start his cycle challenge in May and will cover 293 miles in just 24 hours.

Leaving from the United Grand Lodge in London, Mark will cycle to Dover where he will have a 40-minute break before continuing on to the Eiffel Tower, in Paris.

He says: ‘I’ve done fundraising before for different charities, but my children have been learning about the terror attacks in school. They asked if there was anything we could do.’

Fundraising for several charities including the Red Cross and Wings of Life, Mark is aiming to raise around £20,000 from his cycle ride.

He adds: ‘I want to raise as much as possible. It will be hard work but I am excited.’

In preparation for the journey Mark will be on a strict diet and has a target training mileage of 150 miles a day.

He also plans to complete a second event in September, cycling from London to Italy in support of the terror victims in Europe.

To donate to Mark, visit his Just Giving page at crowdfunding.justgiving.com/mark-west-1/