Three Leicester men are in training for a marathon 1,000km bike ride expedition across Japan to raise funds for charity.
The epic challenge will see Shane Herbert, Mick Lay and Marc Johnston of Braunstone, Leicester cycling from Tokyo to Hiroshima as part of a bid to raise £10,000 for international animal welfare charity, The Donkey Sanctuary.
This is the first fundraising event of this type undertaken by all three men and they are busily training for the 1000km bike ride in August which will include cycling around half of Mount Fuji.
Shane says: “The bike ride will be a huge challenge for us and I’m sure there’ll be a lot of blisters and sore legs to deal with. I decided to set the trip up to raise funds for The Donkey Sanctuary in memory of my Aunt who passed away last year; one of my earliest memories is of visiting her home and marvelling at the huge number of fridge magnets she had on display in her kitchen, particularly those from The Donkey Sanctuary.”
The trio plan to upload video blogs of their journey each day of the cycle ride, to keep track of their progress visit their Facebook page.