Kriss Akabusi will be taking part in a London to Paris cycle ride at the end of May this year to raise money for his charity, The Akabusi Charitable Trust.

The man behind the Gold Medal winning relay team at the 1991 World Championships, will be cycling the 300km from London to the French capital in just three days.

The challenge sets off from Marble Arch in London, crossing to France from Portsmouth to Lve Hare and finally finishing at the Arc de Triomphe.

Kriss plans to raise a total of around £10,000 for his charity which was founded in 2007 to raise funds for projects in his home country, Nigeria.

He says: ‘I look forward to taking part in the London to Paris cycle challenge with a great team of fun-loving, awe-inspiring people who want to make a difference in this world, especially in these hard economic times.

‘The trustees of The Akabusi Charitable Trust and I would be thrilled and encouraged if you would like to support our charity with a donation. This will enable us to continue to make a difference in the country of my origin, Nigeria.’

Words by Nadifa Sheikhey