A dedicated Sheffield cyclist is getting on his bike to ride across the world in aid of young hospice patients.
Josef Allen, aged 28, from Nether Edge, is pedalling 17,500km to raise money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston.
The tour will involve passing through more than 21 countries including Hungary, Romania and Singapore, and the cyclist aims to complete it within 300 days.
“It’s always been a dream of mine to cycle across the world and see as many countries as I possibly can,” said Josef, who trained for his epic ride in the Peak District.
“As a child I was born over two months premature and I was lucky enough not to need the services of somewhere like Bluebell Wood. However many others aren’t as lucky, so I am proud to be able to support such a good cause.”
Josef is riding a specialised tricross 2009 bike upgraded for the journey.
Gail Parkin, community fundraiser at Bluebell Wood, said: “It’s not often someone cycles around the world for us so I’d like to thank Josef for his hard work and determination, it is truly incredible.”
n Visit www.whereisjoe.co.uk for progress updates or www.justgiving.com/whereisjoe to sponsor.