Local Ewell man, Lewis Stephens, is over half way through his colossal 5000-mile cycle around the UK coastline.

Stephens, 23, has undertaken this courageous challenge in aid of CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), a men’s mental health challenge.

Originally Stephens was Cycling for 50 miles a day and living off £5 per day.

While he was hosted for a weekend in Newquay restaurant Reefs he insisted on volunteering as a pot-washer to earn his stay.

However, since then this trip has progressed and Lewis’ present challenge is to live on £20 for 20 days.

So far Stephens has travelled 3200 miles and he is aiming to finish by mid-November.

Throughout his tour Lewis has been given some amazing offers by the public to help him on his way. This includes: army ration packets, free accommodation and even people who want to cycle some of the route along side him.

Talking about his reasons for taking on this amazing challenge and why he is supporting this mental health charity Stephens stated:

“I’ve had close friends whose family members have taken their own lives due to problems that arise through no fault of their own.

“I’ve experienced the same emotions whilst coping with low level addiction and I feel that by looking for alternative ways of dealing with problems there are ways to overcome the issue.

“CALM for me personally is the perfect charity to make the first steps to that change.”

We here at Dakota love hearing about such inspiring stories right her on our very own doorstep. We understand the issue that people face everyday battling mental health issues and stand by any charity whose aim is to make a difference.

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