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Published on Friday 11 May 2012 09:35
HIS monkey marathon may still be over a month away but a Leighton man is already getting into the swing of things ahead of his rare challenge of speed and endurance.
Primate partisan Ian Mulry will attempt the 900-mile journey from John O’Groats to Lands End in a bid to raise £10,000 to help cheeky chimps and mischievous monkeys.
But there’s a twist.
Ian will be riding a 110cc aptly-named monkeybike and, with its top speed just 45mph, faces a race against time if he’s to complete the journey inside his 25-hour target.
The 39-year-old will need to ride non-stop in order to achieve the feat and raise money for The Jim Cronin Memorial Fund that was founded and supported by Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset – a cause close to his heart.
Ian said: “I’m aiming to raise £10,000 for the fund as Monkey World is a place both my wife and I hold very dear – we’re adoptees and visit every month. It’s going to be a real test of endurance, especially riding through the dark hours and staying focussed, but if we can make a difference then it’ll all be worth it.”
Anyone wishing to support Ian’s effort can donate by visiting http://www.justgiving.com/monkeybike2012 and you can get in touch by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org’.
You can also donate £1 by texting ‘MOWO87 £1’ to 70070
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