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Black Country superheroes complete London to Paris fundraising mission
Updated 11:22am Thursday 12th June 2014 in News
FIVE Black Country superheroes made their way from London to Paris to complete a fundraising mission.
David Jewkes, Daniel Green and Daniel Worrall, all aged 28, from Kingswinford, pedalled 290 miles in three days, from the Olympic Park to the Eiffel Tower, while Adrian Carrier, aged 28, from Kingswinford and Andy Walters, aged 37, from Halesowen, ran the equivalent of three marathons, clocking up 26 miles each day.
But the logistics of the challenge proved much more difficult than the team predicted, according to cyclist David Jewkes, who blamed suspect routes and non existent road signs.
He said: "Consequently, an extra 50 miles was cycled and both challenges took many hours more than expected."
But Mr Jewkes said the team, who wore superhero costumes throughout the challenge, were delighted to reach their destination and raise more than £2,400 for two charities close to their hearts.
The money will be split between Ochre, a charity that promotes awareness of oesophageal cancer, which was chosen as cyclist Daniel Worrall's father is currently battling the disease and The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust, as numerous members of runner Adrien Carrier's family have suffered with retinoblastoma.
There is still time to sponsor the team by visiting www.justgiving.com/teams/falcons.
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