Landscaper Norman Hambrook to attempt gruelling charity cycle ride in Cuba

Veteran landscaper Norman Hambrook will undertake a 250km cycle ride around Cuba in a bid to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society.

The managing director of Hambrook Landscapes is to start his epic cycle ride on 24 January.

Norman Hambrook, who was recognised with a lifetime achievement gong at HW's Landscape and Amenity Awards last year, will spend nine days riding around the Caribbean island.

He explained: "This is such a cruel disease and in recent years there has been a big increase in the number of people who are diagnosed, meaning most of us know someone who is suffering from Alzheimer's.

"Because of this, and because it isn't currently one of the higher profile charities grabbing people's attention, I feel it is a charity I really want to support. Apparently there about 700,000 people in the UK with Alzheimer's and the number of sufferers will double within the next 30 years."

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