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Blind Dave starts seven country cycling challenge

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.

Blind Dave will cycle with his friend Steve Dugmore Credit: ITV News Central

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.

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'Blind Dave' Heeley embarks on new challenge

The fundraiser and athlete, 'Blind Dave' Heeley, will embark on his latest challenge tomorrow.

Dave and his friend, Steve Dugmore, will join twenty cyclists as they travel through seven countries in seven days.

'Blind Dave' Heeley will ride from Switzerland to Birmingham Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The team are raising money for the Harry Moseley charity and start their journey in Switzerland, before ending up in Birmingham next Sunday.

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