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Cathedral Canon's cycling challenge

Ed Condry prepares for his Olympic cycle challenge Photo: ITV Meridian

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Every breath that the canon takes is beingmonitored. The test allows doctors to see if his body can take the stress of anintense bike ride, where he will have to cycle for up to 8 hours a day. It alsocalculates how much energy is used.

Ed Condry is one of 12 cyclists taking part inan Olympic charity challenge to raise £50,000 for the Kent, Surrey and SussexAir Ambulance.

Theirjourney will begin at Olympia in Greece where the original Olympic games began.They will cycle through Italy, Switzerland and France before arriving at theOlympic Stadium in London two weeks later.