Norwich curate to cycle from London to Paris
Norwich church curate Edward Land has set himself the challenge of cycling from London to Paris this autumn to raise money for YMCA Norfolk.
Edward, who is curate at St Thomas Norwich, will start the 280-mile journey from Brixton in London on October 28, along with five friends and will end in Paris on October 30.
The route they are taking will go from Brixton to Newhaven where they will catch the ferry to Dieppe and from there they will cycle to the capital, Paris. The group's aim is to average just over 85 miles a day to complete the journey.
Edward who is currently in training for the event said: "I have always loved sport and I try to cycle everywhere, so you might see a vicar on a bike around town."
St Thomas, Norwich has a close link with YMCA Norfolk and before becoming curate for the church, Edward was a Youth Minister. When asked why he was fundraising for YMCA Norfolk, Edward said: "I've always had a heart for young people and youth work. I have great admiration for the work YMCA does to help young people."
To add to the challenge Edward will be completing the ride on his "trusty 1970s 5 Speed Raleigh Carlton".
If you would like to sponsor Edward and raise money for YMCA Norfolk please visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Londontoparis15
Any donations made through the site will be passed to YMCA Norfolk and Virgin Money will claim gift aid on the YMCA's behalf.