Rob set to cycle 308 miles from London to Paris as thank-you to Fen House Care Home in Ely

PUBLISHED: 12:15 30 May 2017 | UPDATED: 12:16 30 May 2017

Rob Cracknell will cycle from London to Paris in July to raise money for The Disabilities Trust.

Rob Cracknell will cycle from London to Paris in July to raise money for The Disabilities Trust.

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A Cambridgeshire man will cycle from London to Paris in July to raise money for Fen House, a care home in Ely which helped him after he suffered life-changing injuries during a collision.

Rob Cracknell will cycle from London to Paris in July to raise money for The Disabilities Trust. Rob Cracknell will cycle from London to Paris in July to raise money for The Disabilities Trust.

Rob Cracknell will travel 308 miles in three-and-a-half days in aid of The Disabilities Trust, which provides care to people with brain injuries, autism or physical disability.

Rob Cracknell will cycle from London to Paris in July to raise money for The Disabilities Trust. Rob Cracknell will cycle from London to Paris in July to raise money for The Disabilities Trust.

After he was run over in Barcelona in 2012, Rob spent three weeks in hospital abroad, three weeks at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and six weeks at Fen House, where he now volunteers weekly, helping sort out the gardens and taking people out for coffee and cakes.

Rob Cracknell will cycle from London to Paris in July to raise money for The Disabilities Trust. Rob Cracknell will cycle from London to Paris in July to raise money for The Disabilities Trust.

“It’s a pay back thing, and a bit of a new challenge for me,” said Rob, who raised £3,500 for the same charity by running the London Marathon just 19 months after his leg was rebuilt.

Rob Cracknell will cycle from London to Paris in July to raise money for The Disabilities Trust. Rob Cracknell will cycle from London to Paris in July to raise money for The Disabilities Trust.

“Whilst I was at Fen House the brain injury team talked to me as well as a psychologist. I can see the help they give and how they help you get back on track, so raising money and awareness is the main thing.”

Rob Cracknell will cycle from London to Paris in July to raise money for The Disabilities Trust. Rob Cracknell will cycle from London to Paris in July to raise money for The Disabilities Trust.

Rob has been in Morocco training for the charity cycle challenge, which takes place from July 19 to 23, by cycling 40 miles a day for five days a row.

Rob Cracknell will cycle from London to Paris in July to raise money for The Disabilities Trust. Rob Cracknell will cycle from London to Paris in July to raise money for The Disabilities Trust.

Thirty-eight people have so far donated to Rob’s JustGiving page, which has already raised £385 of his £1,000 target.

To donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Rob-Cracknell3

Fen House is a specialist rehabilitation centre that provides residential rehabilitation for people with acquired brain injury. Opened in 2005, it forms part of the nationwide network of rehabilitation support services provided by The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT).

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