A DOG lover is set to pedal across the Far East to raise pounds for homeless hounds.
Alistair Blackburn from Solihull will take on a 250 ride from Vietnam to Cambodia to raise money for Dogs Trust Kenilworth.
The 19-year-old hopes to raise £3,000 by cycling through tough terrain including paddy fields and mountains over ten days in November.
He said: “Dogs are hugely important to me and my Cocker Spaniel Basil is a big part of my life. I wanted to take on this challenge, not only to experience something new for myself, but to raise money for all the dogs out there who are yet to find loving homes.
“I’m told that on average it costs more than £40 each day to care for every dog at Dogs Trust, so every penny matters.”
Dogs Trust thanked Alistair for jumping in the saddle.
Spokeswoman Jane Hirons said: “Not only will the money raised help us to continue looking after the dogs in our care, but the support and awareness they have generated to spread the word about Dogs Trust is invaluable.”
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