Two wheeled marathon

A SOLICITOR swapped his smart suit for cycling gear to complete a 1,000-mile bike ride to Budapest.

Andrew Best, of Woodfield Plantation, Balby, finished the ambitious charity challenge to raise money and send anti-malaria nets to Africa.

The tiring trek was in aid a national campaign called Nothing But Nets, supported by charity group JCI UK of which his wife, Charlie, is national president.

Having agreed to the challenge, the 34-year-old set off from his Doncaster office at HSR Law firm, to complete the 12-day task.

He said: "JCI's European Conference was being held in Budapest and I offered to cycle there from Doncaster to raise money for the Nothing but Nets campaign.

"I'm by no means a great cyclist but I had been training with the Rossington Wheelers and was training every day up to the event. They were really encouraging.

To prepare for the trip Andrew cycled to Aberdeen in May - more than 420 miles.

His latest challenge involved cycling an average 80 miles a day and members of his family joined him on the Dutch leg of the trip.

Andrew is now nearing his 12,500 target which will pay for 2,000 mosquito nets.