Retired Vet To Cycle 8,000km For Charity

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    Septuagenarian hopes to complete his journey in two years

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    Graham cycled via London, before going on to the English south coast with TV vet Emma Milne.

    Graham Duncanson is celebrating 50 years in the veterinary profession by cycling more than 8,000km for charity. The retired vet, aged 72, will travel from the UK to South Africa to raise money for the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF).

    Since setting off from his home in Crostwick on 4 June, Graham has embarked upon a route that will take him through Western Europe into Greece. He will then fly to Ethiopia and cycle through Kenya, before following the Indian Ocean down the African continent's east coast to Cape Town. He hopes to complete his journey in two years.

    It may sound extreme, but Graham says he is "no stranger to life of the road".

    "My first job on qualifying was as a field vet in Kenya which I did for eight years. This will be a real adventure though as I'm not an accomplished cyclist, however, I look forward to the challenge and to raising money for AWF."

    While on his travels, Graham plans to work with equine charitable organisations including the Brooke, SPANA and World Horse Welfare, giving talks on equine welfare and dentistry. He also hopes to travel through Egypt to give lectures, but this will depend on government travel advice at the time.

    So far, Graham has cycled via London to attend the annual AWF discussion forum in Westminster, before going on to the English south coast with TV vet Emma Milne.

    To sponsor Graham or for regular updates on his trip, visit: https://vetduncdares.wordpress.com/
     

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