Ipswich man prepares for high ride

A 22-YEAR-OLD Ipswich man is undertaking a gruelling month-long trip in the Tibet and Nepal region to raise money for charity.David Simpson will cycle through the Himalayas for 14 days, covering 75 miles a day through freezing weather conditions.

A 22-YEAR-OLD Ipswich man is undertaking a gruelling month-long trip in the Tibet and Nepal region to raise money for charity.

David Simpson will cycle through the Himalayas for 14 days, covering 75 miles a day through freezing weather conditions.

He will then climb part of Everest with a guide to 1,800 metres short of the summit and hopes to raise thousands of pounds for the Shona Smile Foundation, a charity that helps children suffering with cancer.

Mr Simpson, who works for the Halifax as a banking adviser in the town, is preparing for his challenge in the gym every day and is not drinking any alcohol until after the challenge.

He said: “I am very excited and have a few nerves, but it should be good and I am really looking forward to it.”

Mr Simpson will camp during his charity fundraiser later this year and anyone who would like to support him can call him for more details on 07515 384115 or e-mail simpsond170@aol.com