King’s Lynn man taking on world record attempt

Robbie Ferr is taking park ina cycling world record attempt. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Robbie Ferr is taking park ina cycling world record attempt. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Robbie Ferri discovered his passion for cycling less than two years ago is training hard for his ultimate challenge – a Guinness World Record attempt.

Robbie Ferr is taking park ina cycling world record attempt. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Robbie Ferr is taking park ina cycling world record attempt. Picture: Matthew Usher.

He is planning routes across Europe to set a record for the most countries visited on a bike in seven days.

His target is to reach 15 countries across the continent and he is training hard to tackle the challenge in May.

Mr Ferri, 28, of Field Lane in Gaywood, said: 'Cycling has completely changed my life. I started around 20 months ago and I've set myself challenge after challenge ever since.

'I even gave up my desk job in recruitment to become a spin instructor – and it was the best decision I ever made. I'm so happy to have found my passion for cycling.'

He has since cycled to Paris to place a lock on the Love Lock Bridge as a wedding present for his sister, visited 10 countries in nine days by bike to raise funds for Cancer Research and also cycled from London to Alp D'Huez in Switzerland.

His next adventure will start in Holland and over the course of the week he will definitely visit France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Austria. The route could then vary depending on weather conditions.

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As well as the record attempt, Mr Ferri is using the opportunity to fundraise for Little Discoverers, a group in King's Lynn for pre-school children with disabilities.

Mr Ferri, who instructs spinning classes at Heroes Fitness in North Lynn, added: 'I couldn't have done any of this without the help of my sponsors, including Gavin Nixon from Traditional Renovation – the support has helped me focus on training.'

To follow Mr Ferri's journey visit www.ltdrobbie.org

Are you organising an adventurous fundraising event? Email louise.hepburn@archant.co.uk

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