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Barnsley Man Set For Vietnam

Monday October 28 2013




A BARNSLEY man is swapping South Yorkshire's hills for the rugged terrain of Vietnam when he takes on an epic cycling challenge.

James McCormack will begin his journey in Ho Chi Minh City in January.

The 37-year-old will then cycle through paddy fields before crossing into Cambodia, negotiating the Mekong River and finishing at the world famous Angkor Wat temple.

James, from White Cross Mount, Cudworth, will be climbing on his bike to raise money for Marie Curie.

He is an accomplished cyclist and has raised £5,000 for the charity so far.

In 2008 he purchased his first bike since childhood and has cycled throughout Britain - including Land's End to John O'Groats, France, Ireland and Brazil.

Last year he was all set to cycle across Jamaica with the Jamaican Olympic team.

But disaster struck when James had a nasty bike accident which meant ten months with his leg in plaster and a painful shoulder injury.

Until April, he was unable to stand unaided or walk without crutches.

"I went from being a very active man to being unable to climb up the stairs without shuffling on my bum," James said.

"I hope it will mark a return in normality for me. I take great personal satisfaction that I've raised £5,000 for Marie Curie so far and I'm looking to double that over the next few years."

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Reply Posted by kilkenny on Monday October 28 2013 at 23:47
Cool! A real adventure.!