Two young men will cycle over 640 miles to Paris and back to raise money for a suicide prevention charity.

Jay Pearce, 22, from Headington, will team up with his best friend Zak Andrews, 19, from Didcot, in aid of The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).

Both live in Oxfordshire's Young People's Supported Accommodation Service for 18-24 year olds in need of safe accommodation and specialist support.

The service supports over 100 residents, offering trauma-informed youth work in safe spaces.

It comes after Mr Pearce survived his own suicide attempt and emergency admission to hospital in Christmas 2023.

Afterwards, he decided to jump on his bike - literally - and do something about it.

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The pair are aiming to raise £5,000 for CALM, a charity dedicated to preventing suicide, a matter which sees an alarming 125 people in the UK lose their life each week.

They are currently calling upon the community of Oxfordshire to contribute to their online Crowdfunding initiative.

To prepare for their journey, Summertown Cycles have lent a helping hand in providing them with necessary cycling equipment, which notably includes a puncture repair kit.

For more information about the fundraiser, or to make a donation, visit the Just Giving page via: