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Brit is first to cycle height of Everest on a Raleigh chopper

Dave Sims says he has rather swollen knees following the charity challenge

A man who cycled the height of Mount Everest on a Raleigh chopper bike has entered the Everesting Hall of Fame for his efforts.

David Sims, a 38-year-old from Southport, cycled up Hunters Hill 92 times earlier this month.

He completed the 184 miles 29,029 ft of vertical climbing to top his previous achievement of completing the Tour de France on a chopper in 2015.

He said: “It was tough. I won’t lie. But when I’m on the Chopper, I stop thinking about to-do lists and bills. I just ride like a kid with no care in the world.

“The Chopper bike always gets a great reaction wherever you go. It makes people smile. People remember it from when they were younger.”

Over his lifetime, Dave hopes to raise £25,000 for Help For Heroes through his various cycling challenges.

This challenge, which aimed to raise £1,000, has achieved three quarters of its target.

Dave said: “The tougher the challenge the better. And who would’ve thought that riding a rusty yellow bike could help me raise cash for a brilliant charity like Help the Heroes!”

Dave says that despite a bad case of swollen knees following the event, he is now looking towards next month’s challenge - riding the chopper up Mount Ventoux.

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