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Cambridge motorcyclist to ride 4,000 miles for autism charity

Paul Newman will be travelling around the coastline of the UK
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Tuesday, 30, Jul 2013 10:58

by Tom Walsh

A biker from Cambridge is set to embark on a 4,000-mile trip around the UK all in the name of charity.

Paul Newman will set off from his hometown on 1 September travelling as close to the nation's coastline as possible to help raise £10,000 for the National Autistic Society (NAS).

He is now calling on fellow bikers to support him along the way as he attempts to cover an average of 280 miles a day, before finishing at the British Motorcyclists Federation tail end show in Peterborough on 15 September.

Mr Newman is aiming to raise awareness of autism, a condition which has affected his nine-year-old son Reece since the age of three.

"Although it's been difficult, it helped us to understand him and look for ways to support him. I hope as many bikers will get involved as possible and help support this cause, which is so close to my heart," Mr Newman told Motorcycle News.

People wanting to donate money to Mr Newman's cause can do so at www.rideforautismgb.co.uk.

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