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Norwich 21-year-old cycling from London to Paris for MAP youth support charity

PUBLISHED: 16:08 16 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:09 16 August 2017

Jay Keenan, 21, from Norwich, who is cycling from London to Paris for youth charity MAP. Picture: MAP

Jay Keenan, 21, from Norwich, who is cycling from London to Paris for youth charity MAP. Picture: MAP

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A young cyclist who has heart problems is raising money for a youth charity by attempting to ride 300 miles in four days from London to Paris.

Jay Keenan, 21, from Norwich, has only been cycling seriously for a year and has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which affects the blood flow and oxygen around his body ultimately causing chest pains and breathlessness.

Mr Keenan wants to raise £250 for MAP, which offers free advice, guidance and counselling for young people aged 11-25 in Norfolk and Suffolk, through his gruelling challenge.

He will join 160 other cyclists for the London-Paris sportive which leaves Crystal Palace on September 13 and finishes at the Eiffel Tower.

The 21-year-old said: “My first proper cycle ride was a year ago from Norwich to Cromer and it was a real challenge.”

To donate visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com and search Jay Keenan.

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