Wallis’ wheels to raise cash for Willen Hospice

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A Milton Keynes man is cycling from the city to Singapore in aid of Willen Hospice.

Mark Wallis embarked on the massive pan-Eurasian trip to raise money for the Milton Keynes-based charity on May 12, setting out from the steps of the Point.

Originally Mr Wallis was planning on a similarly mammoth trek from Argentina to Alaska, but opted to change at the last minute.

He said: “I had partial plans to cycle through the Americas from Argentina to Alaska, but after taking a few turns down life’s path, plans changed somewhat. So now here I am, heading for Singapore instead.

“The benefit of this route, as opposed to the Americas, is being able to cycle away from my front door, without all the hassle of having to dismantle the bike, flying off to another continent and then worrying whether the bike will arrive at the destination, and in one piece.”

The mammoth trek is expected to see him travel across Europe and Asia through Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Iran, India and Malaysia.

He said: “It’s not initially the straightest of routes, but should offer some awesome sights, and a contrast between the open countryside and hussle and bussle of a typical city.”

This is not the first time Mr Wallis has done such a long cycling trip. The biggest came when he cycled from Milton Keynes to South Africa in 2010 in aid of the WWF.

To donate to his current effort people should visit www.justgiving.com/EnglandtoSingaporeCycle
You can keep track of the tour at www.wallisonwheels.net