A Burnham-On-Sea cyclist plans to pedal his way from Bristol to Paris in four days to raise funds for a regional charity.

Paul Young is in training to complete the marathon 470km bicycle ride next month, when he hopes to raise thousands of pounds for Above and Beyond, which helps sick children.

Talking to Burnham-On-Sea.com, Paul said: “I love cycling and it will be a lot of fun for a good cause.”

“I haven’t cycled that far before so it will be quite a challenge but I’ve been in training for several months now and am almost ready.”

“It will all be for an excellent cause – Above & Beyond are raising funds for Bristol city centre’s nine hospitals, including the BRI Children’s Hospital who do such marvellous work and I am keen to help them in any way I can.”

“I’m inspired by the work of Above & Beyond and wanted to support them by raising the money.”

Paul will be cycling in a group of 50 riders, starting on September 11th with the aim of reaching Paris in France on September 15th.  To support Paul on his ride, click here.