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Swanage cyclist to cross China as part of 10,000-mile bike ride
5:00pm Saturday 14th December 2013 in News
SWANAGE charity cyclist Adam Crisp is set to cross China as part of his epic 10,000 mile bike ride.
The 26-year-old left Purbeck in the summer, alongside fellow cyclist Joe Ciardini. However, Joe was forced to pull out of the Dorset to Bangkok challenge because of injury before the pair had even crossed the English Channel.
Undeterred, Adam decided to press on into the unknown alone.
To date he’s covered 5,000 gruelling miles, traversing countries including Austria, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey and Iran.
But now China’s huge landmass stands between him and the finishing line in Thailand’s capital city.
Travelling across 26 countries, Adam is raising money for Cancer Research UK and Help for Heroes.
Before embarking he said: “We hope to continue raising money during the ride and be able to return having raised £10,000 for charity.”
Adam was joined in Turkey by his father in October, who was set to cycle with his son for a few weeks.
Mum Brenda told the Daily Echo: “I must say, I am very happy to know Adam has got some support, if only for part of his journey.”
Shelly Davies, Cancer Research UK’s local fundraising manager, said: “We are absolutely astounded by Adam’s achievements so far and we would love the public to get behind him and sponsor him.
“I think it will be the encouragement he needs to face the second half of his journey.
“Cancer Research UK has made enormous progress in the fight against cancer and continues to do so.
“However we have only been able to do this thanks to the dedication and commitment of our volunteers and supporters without whom we would not be able to fund our vital research.”
To follow Adam’s journey connect with him on Twitter @swanageto bangkok or sponsor him via mypro jects.cancerreseacrhuk.org/fundraise/fundraising-pages/swanagetobang kok
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