A Daventry man will be getting on his bike – but all in a good cause – as he will be cycling from London to Paris in aid of charity.
Julian Twocock will be riding the 460-kilometre ride from June 6 to 10 to raise funds for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
He said: “I am supporting this charity because a friend of mine has leukaemia.
“For the last two years my team raised £3,000 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research by cycling the Rugby and Coventry bikeathon, but I needed a bigger challenge this year so decided on London to Paris.”
In a bid to raise additional funds telecommunications firm Arqiva, where Mr Twocock works, will sponsor him pound for pound. He is also running a stall at the Daventry Farmers Market on Saturday, May 4 in a bid to raise £7,000.
Mr Twocock said: “Friends and colleagues have been really supportive and helpful. I couldn’t have done this without them.
“Special thanks to the company I work for, Arqiva. They are sponsoring me and have been really supportive of my efforts.”
To sponsor him, visit Justgiving.
The stall will be on the High Street in Daventry on Saturday, May 4 running from 9.30am-2pm.
Among the attractions will be a tombola, a raffle, along with books, DVDs and cakes for sale.
A raffle will also be drawn on the day and among the prizes are a £50 shopping voucher, wine hamper, food hamper, two months gym membershipand a tour of Anfield, home to Liverpool FC.
If anyone would like to donate a cake to the stall, he can be reached by calling 01327 302830 between 9am-5pm on Monday to Friday.