Exmouth’s Marcus faces stiff challenge

PUBLISHED: 10:00 09 April 2016

Marcus Lang.

Marcus Lang.

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An Exmouth man is aiming to put the pedal to the metal to encourage his pupils to get on their bikes.

Marcus Lang, a year five teacher at Lympstone Primary School, is planning to cycle 1,040 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats for Sustrans in July.

He hopes to raise £1,000 to help the charity, which works with other organisations to build safer cycle routes across the UK.

The event will take place from July 30 to August 16. Marcus, a keen cyclist, said there would be 16 days of cycling.

Marcus, from Brixington, said: “Sustrans is a national cycling charity and it works with schools to encourage children to take up cycling.

“I’m doing it because Land’s End to John O’Groats is the biggest cycling route in the UK. I also want to set up a cycling club at the school. It is an important activity in keeping healthy and losing weight.

“Cycling is a great way to explore the country and the area you live in. Being in such beautiful surroundings you often forget that you are exercising. There are so many great routes for cycling in Exmouth.

“I’ve cycled for a number of years. I recently qualified as a British Ride cycling leader, which means I can lead rides on cycle paths and roads.”

For more information, or if you would like to donate to Marcus’s campaign, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ML-LEJoG-2016. Or to donate by text: text MLCY99 to 70070.

Alternatively, for updates from Marcus, visit his Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/MLCycleRide2016/.

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