A CYCLIST from Warwick is biking nearly 700 miles across the Alps in seven days for charity.
30-year-old Anthony Adams decided to take on the challenge to raise awareness of prostate cancer while raising money for Prostate Cancer UK.
The Guy Street resident is teaming up with his colleague Mark, from Birmingham, to cycle the Haute Route – which is the equivalent of biking from sea level to the summit of Mount Everest twice.
He told the Observer said: “The event will probably be one of, if not the hardest sporting event I have ever taken part in. I’m certainly apprehensive about it but it’s not the climbing that I’m scared of, it’s coming down the other side.
“I’ll have to get used to going fast because it’s dangerous to sit on your brakes the whole way down. My main feeling is that of excitement, the biggest prize is conquering the hardest physical challenge in my life.”
The route takes them through Geneva to Nice and is recognised as the hardest and highest cycle route in the world.
Anthony is director of Engage Management Service and develops and manages storage facilities in the UK.
Visit www.justgiving.com/CiclaHauteRoute to donate.