CLA Suffolk chair sets himself 500km charity cycle challenge across Kenya

Chairman of the Suffolk branch of the Country, Land and Business Association (CLA) Ben Crossman, who

Chairman of the Suffolk branch of the Country, Land and Business Association (CLA) Ben Crossman, who is also estates manager at Orwell Park Estates is taking part in a Child.org charity cycle ride across Kenya Picture: CLA - Credit: Archant

The chair of the Suffolk branch of the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is joining riders from around the world to take on a five-day 500km charity cycle ride across Kenya.

Chairman of the Suffolk branch of the Country, Land and Business Association (CLA) Ben Crossman, who

Chairman of the Suffolk branch of the Country, Land and Business Association (CLA) Ben Crossman, who is also estates manager at Orwell Park Estates is taking part in a Child.org charity cycle ride across Kenya Picture: CLA - Credit: Archant

Ben Crossman, estates manager Orwell Park Estates, Nacton, near Ipswich, will join 75 cyclists as they take on the challenge from Nairobi to Meru to raise money for Child.org, an international development charity dedicated to ensuring every child has an opportunity to survive and prosper from birth to adulthood.

In 2016, Ben was part of a team of three which joined the Dumball Rally raising more than £14,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust by driving a vintage taxi across India.

“I like to set myself challenges and a 500 kilometre cycle across Kenya in five days on a mountain bike along partially unmade roads contending with altitude, high temperatures and the local wildlife certainly fits the bill,” he said.

To support Ben reach his initial fundraising target of £5,000 you can make a donation by visiting his fundraising page: https://child.org/me/ben-and-miles-ride-across-keyna