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Sports journalist in Amsterdam to Berlin cycle challenge

A sports journalist is undertaking a cycle ride of more than 500 miles and then a marathon as he travels from Amsterdam to Berlin to raise funds for two charities.

Jack Travers, who works for the Sportsbeat Press Agency and is also a journalism tutor for News Associates, started the marathon cycle challenge of more than 500 miles on Saturday with his friend James Macfee.

The pair were due to arrive in Berlin today before then undertaking the Berlin Marathon on Sunday.

The two charities Jack is fundraising for are the Sarah Greene Breakthrough Tribute Fund, a breast cancer charity, and the Alex Wilson Appeal, which was set up in memory of his friend who died in an accident – with the fund awarding a scholarship for Shrewsbury School.

He has raised more than £4,500 so far and hopes to almost double this.

Jack said: “It is going to be pretty tough and completing a marathon, hopefully in a decent time, will be tricky after crossing half of Europe on a bike but it’s a challenge we are looking forward to completing.

“Both charities I am supporting are very close to my heart and I am so grateful to anyone who has sponsored me so far – it really does help focus the mind and motivate you to get the job done. I am hoping to make sure everyone gets value for money on their donation!”

Jack has previously undertaking the Amsterdam Marathon in 2010 and decided he wanted a bigger challenge this year.

To sponsor him, click here for the Sarah Greene Breakthrough Tribute Fund or here for the Alex Wilson Appeal.