A disabled cyclist is gearing up for a new charity challenge.
Danny Taylor, 69, who uses a hand cycle, is to attempt to ride a gruelling 247miles from London to Paris to help those with other physical difficulties through the Jubilee Sailing Trust.
Danny, of Golcar, will be joined by his partner Liz Cussans, 64, on a fold up bicycle, who together will cycle from the London Eye and through northern France via the cycle way Avenue Verte.
Setting off on July 25, they will whizz to New Haven in Sussex, where they will catch a ferry to Dieppe.
It is the second time that Danny has saddled up for the good cause, which he raised £1,000 for in 2012 when he and Liz took on a 369 mile ride from Hull to Harwich.
He began to have difficulty walking 35 years ago after he broke his hip which became infected and left him unable to bend his left leg.
“We’re really looking forward to the challenge but I haven’t done much training yet”, said Danny.
“We’re just starting to build up now.
“It’s going to be hard because you don’t have the strength in your arms that you do in your legs.
“But the cycle does look cool– all the kids love it.
“We expect it will take us 10 days and we’ll either stay at guest houses or camp.”
Based in Southampton, the Jubilee Sailing Trust offers sea adventures to disabled people both in the UK and around the world.
“They provide accessible tall ships to people and it’s a just a really great cause”, said Danny.
“Members of the charity will be joining us on the trip to give us extra support.
“We’ve not set a target as we just want to raise as much as possible but if we could raise £1,000 like we did last time that would be fantastic.”
To donate to Danny and Liz’s cause, go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lizanddannyavenueverte