Grandad raises thousands attempting to cycle 900 miles for the charity Guide Dogs

A grandfather-of-six from Southport has spent nearly a month riding 10 miles a day.

He is still less than a third of the way through his epic cycling challenge but has already raised thousands for charity.

Harry Kessler is attempting to cycling 900 miles in 90 days to raise money for the charity Guide Dogs.

Guide Dogs started 90 years ago in a garage in Merseyside, since then it has supported people with sight loss to enable them to live the lives they want.

The charity trains 1,500 guide dogs a year to support adults, children and young people.

Harry, who fled to Southport as a child because of the Nazis, said the charity has been close to his heart for many years.

The avid cyclist had hoped to raise £999 for the charity but that target was reached in the first 48 hours, now Harry has set his sights higher.

Harry has already raised more than £3000 but is still a way off from his new £5000 target.

According to Guide Dogs, it takes £50.000 to look after a guide dog throughout its lifetime and an average person can have up to six or seven.

Harry knows that cycling 10 miles a day for 90 days won't be easy but he's confident that he will reach his goal.

The challenge will end on 11th December where we'll see if harry manages to smash his target.

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