A SENIOR advisor from Lloyds bank in Salisbury is planning to cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Jason Forbes is attempting the 969 mile challenge over nine days, starting on Saturday, along with Alec Clapperton, who is from the Andover branch.

Mr Forbes said: “My partner’s uncle is currently living with dementia so I have witnessed first-hand how this can affect someone over a short space of time.

“Dementia is a condition that affects so many people, and I would like to do all I can to help an extremely worthwhile cause. I have also previously undertaken some charity bike rides, but not on this scale, so I shall look forward to the challenge.”

In addition, Mr Forbes also having to contend with a trapped nerve in his shoulder that he sustained whilst in training but expects to be on the start line in Cornwall.

The pair, along with another 19 people from across the Lloyds banking group, are hoping to raise £95,000 in total.

John Bodenham, Director of Fundraising at Alzheimer’s Society, said: “We are so grateful to the 21 Lloyds Banking Group fundraisers who are giving up their time not only to raise money but also hit the road and train to get themselves in shape for what will be an incredible and unforgettable experience.

“Dementia affects 800,000 people across the UK and the money raised through this challenge will help to ensure people with dementia and their carers have the best possible quality of life, as well as funding valuable research into a cure for the future.”

To sponsor them visit justgiving.com/Alec-Jason.