Cycling round the world for CHICKS

Wednesday 8th August 2007 10:00 pm
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AN epic round the world journey is being made by a 24-year-old cyclist in aid of Brentor based children?s charity CHICKS. Mark Beaumont, from Dundee, set off from Paris on his attempt to break the world record for cycling 18,000 miles. Mark decided to raise money for five charities as he cycles solo ? CHICKS (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids) is one of the charities he has selected. At a media launch in Glasgow, Mark said: ?I?m really glad to be raising money for CHICKS, I think it?s a great charity and does very worthwhile work?. The current Guinness World Record for cycling around the globe is 276 days 19hrs 15mins, just over nine months. Mark is planning to ?smash? this by completing the challenge in under 210 days. This seven-month race will include 20 countries through Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australasia, North America, Lisbon, Portugal and back to the finish line in Paris. CHICKS fundraiser, Nicola Bean, said: ?Everyone at CHICKS wishes him the very best of luck and we will be following his journey very closely.? If anyone would like to sponsor Mark. visit http://www.justgiving.com/artemisworldcycle">www.justgiving.com/artemisworldcycle or for details on Mark?s journey go to http://www.artemisworldcycle.com">www.artemisworldcycle.com

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