TWO Blackpool doctors are taking on a challenge of a lifetime to raise money for the patients they treat.
Cardiothoracic consultants, Andrew Duncan and Nidal Bittar are taking part in the Big Heart Bike Ride in Jordan this year to raise money for Blue Skies Hospitals Fund to benefit patients of the Lancashire Cardiac Centre.
Mr Duncan, from Singleton, said: “You need to get yourself in to shape to do something like this so we are already training and the dog is getting longer walks.
“I think the hardest part will not only be the distance, but doing the challenge in the heat.”
Mr Bittar, from Lytham, said: “We started small and have done fund-raising previously with a 40-mile walk and the Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride.
“We decided to take on a bigger challenge and the Big Heart Bike Ride seemed like a great opportunity to test ourselves and raise money.”
The 350km ride takes participants from Jerash to Petra via the Dead Sea through five days of consecutive cycling. To sponsor the medics, click www.justgiving.com/MrBittarandMrDuncanBigBikeRide