On the 28th July 2012, Mark will be joined by 13 other riders including former footballer Colin Hendry as they set off from beneath Blackpool Tower. Sporting his brand new cycling apparel supplied by BriggsAmasco, Hyflex and Aperture, Mark will ride his way down through England and over the English Channel, before arriving at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Saturday 4th August.

The group will cycle between 70 and 100 miles every day, with the hard and sometimes painful work rewarded with a celebration meal in Paris on the final night. The event will raise much-needed funds for various charities including the Denise Hendry Foundation and main charity Challenge 4 Change.

“I came about working for Challenge 4 Change after a 6 week placement from University in February 2011 – giving me a great insight into the fantastic work they do,” said Mark Knowles. “As soon as I heard about the cycle challenge I was determined to get involved and hoped to raise as much money as I could for the Challenge 4 Change charity.

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The dates of the challenge were as below:

Saturday 28th July: Blackpool to Manchester (52 miles)
Sunday 29th July: Manchester to Chesterfield (50 miles)
Monday 30th July: Chesterfield to Market Harborough (71 miles)
Tuesday 31st July: Market Harborough to Harlow (91 miles)
Wednesday 1st August: Harlow to Calais (91 Miles)
Thursday 2nd August: Calais to Aimens (98 miles)
Friday 3rd August: Aimens to Chantilly (69 miles)
Saturday 4th August: Chantilly to Paris (34 miles)