David set to celebrate his 50th with 850-mile charity bike challenge

David Isaacson with his granddaughter, Ruby.

David Isaacson with his granddaughter, Ruby. - Credit: Archant

A man from Sutton is to celebrate his 50th birthday by jumping on his bike and cycling 850 miles – all in the name of charity.

David Isaacson and his daughter, Abigayle, after the Cambridge Half Marathon.

David Isaacson and his daughter, Abigayle, after the Cambridge Half Marathon. - Credit: Archant

David Isaacson is to set off on his mammoth journey from his home in Sutton tomorrow, before cycling to Land’s End in Cornwall – and then back again.

He plans to take two weeks to finish the challenge – something he couldn’t do when he first took it on 35 years ago.

David and his friend, Paul, made it to Land’s End, but couldn’t make it back in time when they first attempted the challenge in 1981.

This time round David is attempting the challenge alone, and is aiming to use his pedal power to raise money for the Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA), after his sixth-month-old granddaughter, Ruby, was born with a cleft lip.

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His daughter, Abigayle, who has helped him on his fundraising efforts, is proud to see her father giving back to a charity that has helped their family.

She said: “Dad has been training all year for the trip and, has a very good reason to do so.

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“He is not only doing this trip as a personal achievement, but also to raise money for CLAPA.

“CLAPA charity have made a huge impression on our family and friends and offered generous and ongoing support after Ruby had corrective surgery.”

David’s trip will be his second fundraising venture as he and Abigayle raised over £1,000 by running the Cambridge Half Marathon in February.

To donate, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/David-Isaacson.

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