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Jeff Webber is raising money for Bristol Children's Hospital...

A Bristol man is celebrating turning 70 - by cycling 70 kilometres every day for 70 days.

Jeff Webber, a member of the North Bristol Cycling Club,  plans to rack up a total ascent of at least 70,000 metres during his 1-0-week challenge.

Along the way, he is raising money for the Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal in aid of Bristol Children's Hospital.

He said on his Just Giving page: "I have been extremely lucky to have had a relatively disease and injury free passage to this stage of my life. 

"I have set a challenge to raise funds for Bristol Children’s Hospital to help children who are considerably less fortunate than myself."

Mr Webber set off on Saturday 1 July and is logging his rides on Strava.

He said: "I shall be riding from from home every day using ten different routes that provide the distance and climbing needed to meet the challenge. That way I have the option to complete each route seven times which helps to keep repetition to a minimum. It is very likely that Sunday club rides will also be included."

He added:  "The ten routes are planned and with Garmin devices there is an option for others to be able to track progress. All rides will be automatically uploaded from the Garmin to Strava so there can be no cheating!"

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.