Cyclist gets set for another 100 mile charity event

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A member of the Ythan Cycle Club is preparing for another 100 mile cycle for charity - and this time he hopes to beat Boris Johnson to the finish line.

Kris Jackson, 33, is undertaking the Prudential Ride London on August 10, once again, but this year he hopes to pedal around the route which finishes in Surrey, even faster.

Kris Jackson is gearing up for a 100-mile cycle for charity this summer

Kris Jackson is gearing up for a 100-mile cycle for charity this summer

The cyclist raised nearly £1000 for Cancer Research at last year’s event.

Kris told the Times: “I completed last year’s cycle in six and a half hours but this year I want to do it quicker and I hope to break the £1000 barrier.”

“Boris Johnson started around 3 hours before me and I finished 15 minutes behind him, but this year I hope to overtake him.”

The Aberdeen Airport traffic controller will be raising funds for Help for Heroes this year.

He added: “I always wanted to be in the army and we have family and a friend in Afghanistan, but thankfully none of them have been hurt.

“The charity emphasise that soldiers don’t have what they need when they come home. Any help we can give them is what they deserve.”

Kris’s wife, Carrie hasn’t got behind the handlebars just yet but she has noticed a positive change in their children.

She said: “It’s filtered down to our three and a half year old daughter who cycles to school everyday.”

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