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Charity cyclists intending to ride 795 laps of Regent's Park

Will Strickson
11 Jun 2021

Asher Svirsky and his club will ride 3,500km over 10 days around the Outer Circle to raise money for Noah's Ark Children's Hospice

Anyone fancy a few laps of Regent's Park? If you go at the end of July be sure to give a cheer to Asher Svirsky.

From 23rd July Svirsky, a 60-year-old self-proclaimed endurance cycling enthusiast, will be attempting to ride the distance of the Tour de France within the confines on the London park's Outer Circle road in just 10 days.

His 'Tour de Park', lovingly referred to by his kids as 'Dad's gone crazy again' will see him ride 3,500km to raise money for Noah's Ark Children's Hospice, supporting over 300 seriously unwell children and their families.

Svirsky and his team, Noah's Ark Cycling Club, will be hoping to complete 795 laps of the 4.5km loop, which should – traffic lights permitting – account for 130 hours of riding. 

He's already completed 20,000km of cycling this year in preparation and rode a mammoth 19 hour, 500km ride around Regent's Park last year.

While they're covering the distance in just 10 days around one park, Svirsky and pals are encouraging others to take part in the challenge to cover the distance over the course of a month on any road between 23rd July and 23rd August.

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For more information on the challenge and the Noah's Ark Cycling Club or to donate visit noahsarkcyclingclub.co.uk

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