Crostwick vet’s charity bike ride to Cape Town

Retired local vet Graham Duncanson, 72, of Crostwick, is celebrating 50 years in the profession by c

Retired local vet Graham Duncanson, 72, of Crostwick, is celebrating 50 years in the profession by cycling over 8,000km from the UK to South Africa to raise money for the British Veterinary Association's charity, the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF). Pictured with Emma Milne. - Credit: Archant

A retired vet will pedal from Norfolk to South Africa in support of an animal charity.

Retired local vet Graham Duncanson, 72, of Crostwick, is celebrating 50 years in the profession by c

Retired local vet Graham Duncanson, 72, of Crostwick, is celebrating 50 years in the profession by cycling over 8,000km from the UK to South Africa to raise money for the British Veterinary Association's charity, the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF). - Credit: Archant

Graham Duncanson, 72, of Crostwick, near Norwich, is taking on the mammoth challenge to celebrate 50 years in the profession.

He hopes his journey of more than 8,000km, or 4,970 miles, will raise much-needed cash for the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF), which is the charity of the British Veterinary Association. He aims to complete his journey, which began on June 4, within two years.

'I'm no stranger to life on the road,' said Mr Duncanson. 'My first job on qualifying was as a field vet in Kenya which I did for eight years.

'This will be a real adventure though as I am definitely not an accomplished cyclist, however I look forward to the challenge and to raising money for AWF.'


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Mr Duncanson worked at Westover Veterinary Centre in Norfolk for 40 years.

His route went via Westminster, where there was an AWF event, and he will continue to Greece before flying to Ethiopia and cycling through Kenya, following the Indian Ocean down to Cape Town.

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To sponsor Mr Duncanson, see vetduncdares.wordpress.com.

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