A MOTORBIKING nurse is gearing up for an eight day challenge in the African wilderness.
Ted Foulger will be taking part in Enduro Africa, a bike ride across some of the continent’s most rugged terrain.
Attracting adventurers from around the world, Princes William and Harry themselves completed the route in 2008.
Although the event won’t take place until October, Ted has already been training for months.
During the challenge, he will be riding for 8-10 hours each day.
Apart from getting fit, the 52-year-old says that he will have to brush up on his navigation skills before he sets off.
“Those that know me as a biker will know that I can get lost on a postage stamp and I have been known to take the wrong turning even with the GPS on the bike,” he said.
“My wife is making me wear brightly coloured biking gear so that if I fall off or if I start riding off in the wrong direction, I will be spotted.”
Ted, who works at the Brooklands Hospital in Chelmsley Wood, will be raising money for a quartet of causes.
His sponsorship money will go to UNICEF, Sentebale The Princes’ Fund for Lesotho, The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and Touch Africa.
Proud mum Dorothy said that she was worried when she heard that her son was tackling the challenge - but that he’d really thrown himself into the fundraising.
* If you want to follow Ted’s training or can help to raise money, then go to www.tedstask.com .