A Crimestoppers Chairman who has kicked a 20-a-day smoking habit is to raise money by getting on his bike for the Charity [12 November 2013].

Mark Stevenson, who is Crimestoppers Chairman for the West Midlands Region and for the committee in Warwickshire, will be doing a cycle challenge of 84 miles for the charity.

Mark, who has been involved with Crimestoppers for three years, decided to take on the challenge following a small health scare earlier this year, which has seen him change his lifestyle and take up regular cycling.

He said: “The biggest challenge I have had to overcome recently was giving up cigarettes, but this is going to be even tougher – and that’s saying something!”

“I’m training hard, doing over 100 miles a week to ensure I am ready for this. The challenge is to do 84 miles in one day and my aim is to complete it in under 7 hours. I am determined to raise as much money for Crimestoppers to make it all worthwhile, so please, if you can spare a few pounds, it would really add to my motivation.”

Mark is currently cycling a number of miles per week in preparation for the event, which takes place in December, and hopes that the training will ensure he can overcome the challenging hills that will no doubt await him.

If you wish to support Mark and his efforts for Crimestoppers, visit his fundraising page or text 70070 MAST68 then the amount you want to donate (£1, £5, £10, £20).

If you have information about crime please contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form.