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Guildford man to cycle up 'The Mount' 146 times

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Guildford man to cycle up 'The Mount' 146 times

Published at 6:01am 17th June 2017.

A Guildford man is putting himself through a grueling 17 hour cycle today that is the height of Mount Everest.

Robin Reynolds is riding up The Mount in Guildford 146 times, hitting an incredible 8,848 meters.

He started at 3:30 in the morning and expects the ride to go on well into the night.

The 46 year-old is cycling for charities The Brain Tumourm Charity, Children with Cancer UK and The Rumba Foundation.

He's also in the saddle in memory of his close friend Darren Newman, who lost his life to a brain tumour.

Speaking to Eagle he said: "I'm probably going to have thoughts of Darren in my mind as I'm doing the ride.

"His brother, my best friend, Lee is also going to be here spurring me on so I'd imagine he and I will be crying at the end of it.

"But it's also going to be feelings of achievement in terms of doing something that, if you had asked me 12 months ago I would have looked at you quite strangely."

The Mount

The Mount, Guildford

Over 10,600 people are diagnosed each year with a primary brain tumour, including 500 children and young people, which is 29 people every day.

"The challenge for brain tumours is that they are the biggest killer of children and adults under 40." Robin said.

"It's a terrible thing and therefore doing my little bit to help maintain the memory of Darren and see if we can tackle cancer full stop but brain tumours in particular is important."

Robin is hoping to raise £10,000 for each of his charities, you can help sponsor him on his crowdfunding page.