INSPIRED by Davina McCall's recent Sport Relief effort, a Stourbridge cyclist has set himself the challenge of riding 100 miles in 12 hours.

Benjamin Bould, aged 36, will set off from Mary Stevens Park at 7am on Saturday May 24, and ride in a circuit that will see him pass through the park every hour until he has racked up the miles.

Although he is a keen cyclist and "quietly confident" that he will be able complete the challenge, he admitted he was nervous.

Benjamin, of St Mark's Road, Lye, said: "I've been wanting to do something like this for a long time. I've been a keen cyclist since I was knee high to a grasshopper and I thought I'd give it a go.

"When I saw Davina doing her challenge, I thought if she can do that, then I can do 12 hours."

The bike mechanic, who works at Halfords, Merry Hill, hopes to raise £500 for the cause, which helps to change the lives of vulnerable people living in both the UK and abroad.

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