Biking Viking completes 31,500km challenge for CRY

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A MAN has completed a 31,500km cycle from the Arctic to the Antarctic. James Benson-King, from Corfe Mullen, began the mammoth challenge in August 2022 in Alaska, aiming to raise awareness for the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

He finished the ride in February this year, arriving at his end point in Argentina more than 550 days after setting off. 

The 31-year-old underwent operations aged eight and 16 for a heart problem, and sadly lost a friend at university to an undiagnosed heart condition.

Since, he has been raising money for CRY, which carries out research and heart screening for young people.