Swimming between continents
The father-of-three also plans to take part in the London Marathon next year.
Peter said: “A few years ago, I saw some kids jump in the Bosphorus and they were very quickly swept away - I thought, who would be stupid enough to jump in. When I turned 50 I thought, ‘why not?’ It might be out of my depth but I’m looking forward to the challenge.”
He completed a triathlon recently in Manchester, pictured above, and both stages of the Yorkshire Tour de France.
Overgate Hospice events fundraiser, Rebecca Gill, said: “Peter does a lot for Overgate - we appreciate the lengths he goes to in fundraising for us and wish him the best of luck.”
Peter will take part in the annual Swim Hellespont 2014 on August 30 along with 500 swimmers.
The stretch of sea spans from Europe to Asian.
In 1810, Lord Byron, English poet, became the first known person to swim across the Hellespont. He swam it in honour of Leander who, in Greek Mythology, would swim nightly across this stretch of water to his lover Hero.
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