Charity cycle will end at Nelson’s Monument - after setting off from Nelson’s Column

The team taking on the Double Nelson challenge

The team taking on the Double Nelson challenge - Credit: Submitted

A team of cyclists will end a charity bike ride at Nelson's Monument, after setting off from another tribute to Norfolk's most famous son.

The team taking on the Double Nelson challenge

The team taking on the Double Nelson challenge - Credit: Submitted

Dubbed as the 'Double Nelson', the ride will start at Nelson's column in Trafalgar Square, covering 140 miles in just one day on July 2.

The team of at least eight then hope to triumphantly cross the finish line at Nelson's Monument, in Fenner Road.

Money raised from the challenge will go toward the Jubilee Sailing Trust's STS Lord Nelson, a tall ship gives life-changing experiences to both disabled and able-bodied crews.

One of the team is Mark Greenwood, of Greenwood&Bell advertising and design micro-agency in Aslacton.

Mr Greenwood, 57, said: 'A few months ago doing the Double Nelson in one day seemed like a good idea. Now the day is getting close, the challenge looks a lot tougher!

'But Greenwood&Bell clients, friends and family have been really generous, so we will just get out there and do it.'

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He said the Jubilee Sailing Trust was chosen because of its importance to his family.

'We've raised money for them before, my dad was involved with them in a big way and he helped to build their other ship Tenacious.

'He saw how the trips for disabled and able-bodied people helped, they come back changed people.'

Mr Greenwood said when his father died, he said to carry on raising money for the trsut.

The Jubilee Sailing Trust own and operate the Lord Nelson and Tenacious, the only two tall ships in the world designed and built to enable people of all physical abilities to sail side-by-side as equals.

Mr Greenwood added: 'The more able-bodied crew members work alongside the less able and through working together both are pushed beyond their expectations of themselves, resulting in a once in a lifetime experience that really does change people's lives.

'If anyone is able to make a donation to this amazing charity, the team would be incredibly grateful, and any support will undoubtably give us the extra boost needed on the day when Great Yarmouth seems impossibly far away.'

• To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/doublenelson

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