Biker completes coast-to-coast challenge

A motorcyclist has completed a marathon bike ride across the country to raise money for charity.

John Seaman, who was born and raised in Castle Acre, near Swaffham, set off from St David's, in Wales, on Sunday and arrived in Lowestoft yesterday afternoon.

The 55-year-old decided to tackle the 600-mile route to raise money for Cancer Research UK after successfully battling throat cancer earlier this year. The former Norwich University student said: 'The original plan was the travel from the bottom right to the top left of this island but with my wife saying I wasn't well enough, I decided to go from the most westerly place to the most easterly point.

'Overall the trip went brilliantly. I took in a motorcycle show in Birmingham, travelled through Rutland, the smallest county in the country, and enjoyed the beautiful countryside in Norfolk.'

Mr Seaman, who now lives in Poole, Dorset, also had the chance to visit his mother, Monica Jackson, who lives in King's Lynn, and sister, who lives in Norwich, en route. He hopes to have raised �1,000 for the charity.

Click on the links at the top of this page to sponsor Mr Seaman and read his blog.

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