A Guiseley man is hoping to draw on all his reserves of pedal power, as he cycles 1,000 miles in 10 days to raise money for a cancer charity.
Tom Porter, 21, is cycling from Hatfield in Hertfordshire to St Tropez in France with his university flatmates Jack Carpenter and Ben Harwood.
The trio, who study at the University of Hertfordshire, have already raised almost £6,000 for the marathon effort.
Their challenge will see them ride eight hours every day for 10 days, completing 1.35 million pedal revolutions collectively.
Tom, who studies Environmental Management, was inspired to take up the challenge on behalf of Cancer Research after losing his grandparent to the disease.
It’s not his first foray into fundraising from the saddle – he has previously taken part in a bike ride from Hatfield to Leeds.
The former Guiseley High School pupil said: “Each day we are cycling just over 100 miles and it will take 10 days.
“The first day we go through London which will be one of the hardest as, surprisingly, it is quite hilly and the speeds will be quite low. We can’t wait to get going.
“It’s the challenge of a lifetime. We have all been affected by cancer in some way, shape or form and the feeling of giving something to the people affected is fantastic.”
Tom and his pals will write daily updates on their journey through their dedicated Facebook page and on Twitter.
The trio spent many hours on static bikes fundraising on and off campus, and described their training schedule as “complex and very hard”.
On his fundraising page, Tom says: “Bikes purchased, training schedule started, lycra shorts on! Many hours spent on the saddle. We have a full plan scheduled. We are absolutely committed to doing this properly; our focus is to raise a substantial amount of money.”
To follow the boys’ progress, visit: www.facebook.com/321alltheway or on Twitter @321alltheway
Donate via: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/alltheway