Harry cycles from Crewe to Le Mans to raise money for CRY

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A young Shropshire man is taking on the challenge of cycling from Crewe to Le Mans in France to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young, following the loss of two family friends to undiagnosed heart conditions.

Harry Chandler, 25, who lives in Wem, set out from Bentley Motors in Crewe, where he works as a capacity planner, on Thursday and plans to arrive in Le Mans on Wednesday.

He has so far raised nearly £6,000 towards his £13,000 target and is appealing for online donations at justgiving.com/page/harry-chandler-tour-du-mans  to help save the lives of young people in Shropshire by screening them for heart conditions.

“This year marks the 15th time I have attended the Le Mans 24 Hours and it’s also the 100th anniversary of the first victory for a Bentley motor vehicle at the endurance race,” explained Harry. “To celebrate both milestones, I am taking on my own feat of endurance!