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Thursday, September 13, 2012
A father of two from Mulbarton is getting on his bike to help raise money for a charity which helps to support deprived children.
Andrew Bracking is cycling from London to Paris to raise money for Kids Company.
The 45-year-old, who works as a Volkswagen brand manager at Robinsons in Heigham Causeway, Norwich, said: “I have been promising myself for three years that I would do something like this.
“It’s pushing myself to do something different with my cycling and at the same time it gives me a chance to put something back into society.”
He will cycle the 288-mile route in aid of Kids Company, a charity which helps deprived children from inner city areas in the UK.
On Saturday, he will set off with 18 other cyclists from two communication technology companies based in London and Paris – Infinera and Colt.
Mr Bracking said: “Kids Company provides a safe, caring, family environment where support is tailored to the needs of each individual. I am hoping to raise £450. All of the money raised stays in the UK.
“I cycle about three times during the week and go out for a long ride on the weekends. I try to cover about 60 or 70 miles.
“The biggest challenge for me is to cycle the long distances one day after another.”
On the first day they will cycle 83 miles from London to Calais.
On the second day they will travel from Calais to Abbeville before they go to Beauvais on the third day.
The final day will see them cycle 53 miles from Beauvais to Paris before they return to London on the Eurostar.
Visit the website mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/londonparisbikeride to make a donation.
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