Cyclists prepare for 1,500 mile test of endurance

Two cycling enthusiasts are preparing for a gruelling 16-day bike ride from Switzerland to John O'Groats. Starting on July 5, Natt Moore and his colleague Philip Field will cycle over 1,500 miles, with the aim of raising money for the Livestrong Foundation, the charity set up by Lance Armstrong in a bid to improve the lives of those affected by cancer.

Two cycling enthusiasts are preparing for a gruelling 16-day bike ride from Switzerland to John O'Groats.

Starting on July 5, Natt Moore and his colleague Philip Field will cycle over 1,500 miles, with the aim of raising money for the Livestrong Foundation, the charity set up by Lance Armstrong in a bid to improve the lives of those affected by cancer.

Natt, 39, was born in Castle Acre but now works as an executive chef in the ski resort of Verbier, along with Philip, 27.

The pair will depart Verbier to head north via Lausanne, Dijon and Soissons before reaching Dunkerque in France. Then, after a ferry ride, they will commence the second stage of the tour by cycling the UK's renowned 837-mile cycle route from Land's End to John O'Groats.

"I tried desperately to arrange the time to be able to take the route along the Norfolk coast but regrettably this wasn't possible," said Natt. His colleague added: "As dedicated road cyclists this is a challenge that will undoubtedly test our strength, will power, grit and determination.

"We aim to push ourselves to our limits."

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