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Journalist James faces ‘biggest challenge ever’

A former reporter from Cambridge is preparing to cycle the length of the country in a 1,000 mile charity bike ride in memory of his father.

James Fuller, who describes himself as a non-cyclist, will tackle the Land’s End to John O’Groats challenge tomorrow in a tribute to his father Tony, who died from a heart attack in 2009.

The 38-year-old from Chatteris, who is raising money for the British Heart Foundation said: “It’s definitely going to be the biggest challenge I’ve ever done. It’s averaging 70 miles a day for 14 days so it’s a huge challenge.

“I’m not a cyclist at all really. The only bit of cycling I’ve done in the last 25 years was an ill-advised London to Brighton bike ride. I couldn’t walk for a week after that.

“I have been training for two months now and the thing that I’m most concerned about is the hills. I’m just going to take it day by day, hill by hill.”

James, a former Cambridge News journalist, has already raised more than £500.

He said: “Everyone knows somebody affected by heart disease. Dad was a very fit man, active his whole life but heart disease really can affect anyone and the British Heart Foundation does tremendous work in the fight against it.”

You can sponsor James on his fundraising page at