Cycling duo raise hundreds for Wisbech children after indoor turbo session

PUBLISHED: 11:31 17 December 2019 | UPDATED: 11:31 17 December 2019

Mark Norris (left) and Brandon Edwards cycled 250 miles and raised £860 in the process for less fortunate children in Wisbech. Picture: MARK NORRIS

Mark Norris (left) and Brandon Edwards cycled 250 miles and raised £860 in the process for less fortunate children in Wisbech. Picture: MARK NORRIS

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A cycling duo from Fenland have raised £860 to support less fortunate children this Christmas.

Mark (left) and Brandon during their indoor turbo session in Wisbech. Picture: MARK NORRISMark (left) and Brandon during their indoor turbo session in Wisbech. Picture: MARK NORRIS

PE teacher Mark Norris and student Brandon Edwards, who is partially blind, cycled 250 miles for 12 hours split between St Peter's School and Orchards Academy in Wisbech.

Before this challenge, Mark had ridden 5,000 miles this year and Brandon regained self-confidence after suffering an injury that affected his sight. The duo are now aiming to break further ground in the new year.

"This was possibly the hardest thing we both have had to do," Mark said.

Mark (left) and Brandon during their indoor turbo session in Wisbech. Picture: MARK NORRISMark (left) and Brandon during their indoor turbo session in Wisbech. Picture: MARK NORRIS

"We don't know of anyone riding the distance we have done on the indoor trainers. Next year, we said we will go further and possibly get the Guinness book of records involved."

To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/f/pedalling-4-gifts-4-children-at-christmas.

Mark (left) and Brandon give the thumbs-up during their indoor turbo session in Wisbech. Picture: MARK NORRISMark (left) and Brandon give the thumbs-up during their indoor turbo session in Wisbech. Picture: MARK NORRIS

Mark (left) presents a cheque to the Orchards Academy in Wisbech. Picture: MARK NORRISMark (left) presents a cheque to the Orchards Academy in Wisbech. Picture: MARK NORRIS

Mark (left) at the cheque presentation at St Peter's Junior School in Wisbech. Picture: MARK NORRISMark (left) at the cheque presentation at St Peter's Junior School in Wisbech. Picture: MARK NORRIS

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