A HARROGATE teenager is preparing to set out on a 220 mile bike ride in memory of his parents.
James Lee, 19, plans to cycle from from Harrogate Cenopath to London’s Admiralty Arch to raise money from Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation.
He decided on the epic adventure in order to raise money in memory of his parents. His mother passed away in 1992 from cancer and his father in 2009 from a sudden coronary heart attack shortly after his 18th birthday.
To commemorate their lives James will set out on his long trek down to London tomorrow, Saturday, which would have been his father’s 61st birthday.
His route will take him from Harrogate to Leeds, then heading south stopping off at places including Leicester and Luton before finally hitting London.
As a huge football fan and Leeds United suporter James intends to stop off at a number of different football stadiums including the Walkers in Leicester, Queen Park Rangers, Wembley, The Emirates and White Hart Lane on his bike ride and hopes fellow football lovers will support him regardless of who they follow.
James said: “Most people knows someone who has been affected by either cancer or something to do with the heart, so it strikes a chord with people.”
To donate visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/jameslee.