The marathon runner and record breaker, Blind Dave, from West Bromwich has revealed his latest fundraising challenge which will take him to the desert.
Dave Heeley is the only blind person to have run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents. He also is the only blind person to have run and cycled from John O'Groats to Lands End which is the equivalent of ten marathons in ten days.
In April 2015, the charity fundraiser will take on the Sahara Desert, one of the toughest foot races on earth with a distance of more than 150 miles and soaring temperatures to contend with.
Blind Dave will raise money for The Albion Foundation. He said: "Being an ambassador for the Albion Foundation has enabled me to see the fantastic work they do helping disable people to become involved in sport, in particular their blind football."
Blind Dave Heeley will begin his latest charity fund-raising challenge today, as he starts the 7-in-Seven Big Bike ride.
The challenge starts in Zurich, Switzerland, and sees him, along with around 20 other riders, cycle through seven different countries in seven days. The challenge ends in Birmingham on Sunday, after the 700 mile ride.
The final leg of the challenge, from Coventry to Birmingham, will see more than 200 cyclists, including sports stars and other celebrities, join the riders.
Blind Dave will cycle on a tandem bicycle with his friend Steve Dugmore. They aim to raise £10,000 for the Help Harry Help Others charity.