100-mile kayak challenge for man currently on 100th chemotherapy treatment

A man who's currently undergoing his 100th cycle of chemotherapy for a brain tumour is taking on a challenge to kayak 100 miles along the River Wye.

Ben Lindon, who's 39 and from Malvern is thought to be the youngest person in the country to have gone through so many chemotherapy cycles.

He's starting out in Glasbury-on-Wye this morning, and will finish on Tuesday at Chepstow.

It's not the first challenge Ben has embarked on, because he tries to do one every year. He's previously run marathons, taken on the Three Peaks, and cycled from John O-Groats to Lands End.

Ben has also fathered two 'miracle children' after being told that he would be infertile.

Ben with his two children, Martha and Sidney Credit: Brain Tumour Research

He was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour when he was 29.

He's doing the challenge for Brain Tumour Research, and has raised more than £10,000 for the charity.

Hugh Adams is from the Brain Tumour Research charity: