A GERMAN cyclist is due to set off from Edinburgh today to cycle home in just seven days.
Markus Stitz is raising money for the charities Re-Cycle and Bicycle Empowerment Network Namibia, which ship second-hand bicycles to Africa.
The 1300km ride to Friedrichroda in central Germany follows a similar trip in December, when he made the trip over 14 days through snow and ice.
He will make the journey unsupported, carrying all his own equipment and supplies. To donate visit www.justgiving.com/markusstitz.