Using only local bus services Stephen Hosking, will travel from John O'Groats to Land's End in order to raise money for OCD-UK.
The charity is dedicated to raising awareness of obsessive compulsive disorder. He said: 'I've been involved with OCD-UK for a number of years and have seen first-hand how OCD can affect lives. By taking part in this challenge I'm hoping to raise £2,000 for the charity, which will go some way towards providing valuable support for those who suffer from this often debilitating anxiety disorder.'During the challenge Stephen will use up to 140 buses and spend more than 74 hours travelling or waiting on rural, urban and inter-urban bus services. He will be making night stops in Loch Lomond, Carlisle, Warrington, Dudley, Weston-Super-Mare and Porthleven in Cornwall.Jeremy Wray, Mouchel Parkman's Managing Director for Local Roads and Transport, said: 'A former British Prime Minister once famously said that a man who, beyond the age of 26, finds himself on a bus can count himself as a failure. Public transport has moved on since then and much of Mouchel Parkman's business today involves persuading travelers to leave the car at home. Stephen's challenge sounds daunting but, as well as raising money for charity, it highlights the value that the bus network in the UK continues to play in supporting social inclusion for those with no access to car transport.'Related links:Today's top stories