Eddie sells his house to go on charity cycling adventure

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A COMPANY director has sold his house in Milford to go on a 4,000-mile charity bike ride around the UK.

Eddie Repton, 35, is raising money for armed forces charity Help For Heroes and expects the mammoth ride to take five months.

He is aiming to visit more than 100 British Military Fitness (BMF) locations around the UK and complete an outdoor physical training session at each one.

He anticipates doing 120 hours of physical training throughout the five months.

Following his UK trek, Eddie plans to cycle around the world for the next four years. He believes it will cost between £40,000 and £50,000.

Eddie was a director at family business Repton Training — which offers security training — but decided he wanted a change.

For the past three years, Eddie has been involved in BMF, which runs outdoor fitness classes.

When one of his instructors joked that he should cycle to the location of every BMF class in the country, he decided to take up the challenge.

Eddie is already three weeks into the challenge and has visited Leeds, Bolton and York.

He said: “It’s really great and everyone I’m meeting along the way is being really helpful.”

Eddie spent about six months planning the challenge and said he is doing it for Help For Heroes because “not enough is being done to help wounded soldiers”.

To sponsor Eddie, visit his page on the JustGiving website at www.justgiving.com/eddierepton.