Yorkshire estate agent gets on his bike for children in hospital

MARK CHRISTOPHER: London to Paris charity ride.
MARK CHRISTOPHER: London to Paris charity ride.
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A YORKSHIRE estate agent is hoping to prove the “wheel deal” by cycling to France in a bid to raise money for children facing long spells in hospital.

Mark Christopher, Sales Director of Linley & Simpson, is peddling all 300 miles from London to Paris in just four days in aid of the Bradford Hospitals’ Children’s Charity.

Having taken up cycling only recently, the ride – which began on Wednesday this week - is the biggest physical challenge that the 54-year-old from Harrogate has ever set himself.

He said: “Now I have got into the swing of cycling, I thought I would go all out while helping a worthy cause at the same time. As well as the physical challenge, I have also set a financial challenge too – I am aiming to raise £2,000 for this great cause.

“I am not sure if I am short of a few grey cells or have taken too many knocks to the head playing rugby in my early years, but I am determined to do it.”

ose with learning difficulties, for many years.