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Allen is back in the saddle for cycling challenge for the Champs Appeal

A determined Allen Lang-Norris will try again to complete the charity cycle ride he was unable to finish last year. EMN-141208-131952001

A determined Allen Lang-Norris will try again to complete the charity cycle ride he was unable to finish last year. EMN-141208-131952001

A cyclist will attempt to complete a 1,000 mile charity ride that he had to abandon part way last year.

Allen Lang-Norris, 30, from Stamford and his friend Dean Baines, from Uppingham, set off on their bikes to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats in July last year, to raise money for a the Champs Appeal.

The charity helps people with Hirschprung’s Disease, a rare but serious condition of the intestine which Dean’s nephew Ryan, seven, was born with. Allen had to abandon the challenge at Dumfries after his bike broke several times and finally gave way, with Dean carrying on and completing the challenge.

Sales and marketing manager Allen, who lives in Ross Drive, said: “My dad described the bike as entering a Ford Cortina in Le Mans 24 hours. I had to fix it again and again along the way. I had already spent hundreds of pounds getting it ready for the journey. Then I was told it would cost £500 to get a new bike so I decided to cut my losses and try again later.”

On August 24 he will set off again, this time solo and carrying his tent, tools and provisions along the 1,000-mile journey which he plans to complete in 10 days. During their first attempt the friends had raised £1,500. Allen said: “I want to honour the sponsorships and make sure the donors get their money’s worth, and hopefully raise some more for the charity.”

To donate go to {http://www.justgiving.com /absolution|www.justgiving.com/absolution}.

 

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