Nick Underwood, the commercial director of Numberjack creator Open Mind Productions, is taking on the challenge of the Five Countries Bike Ride in aid of the National Autistic Society.
The bike ride takes place over just three days and journeys from the UK into France, through Belgium and Holland into Germany - a total of 320 miles.
"Our shows always have an educational underpinning to them," explained Underwood (pictured with Emma Bolton from NAS), "but we've been surprised and delighted by the response we've received from parents of children with autism.
"And, it was this that led me to contact the NAS to see what I could do to help them. 'On yer bike!' was their first response, so here I am committed to this incredibly daunting challenge."
For more information on Underwood's mammoth ride across Europe, click here or contact him directly on +44 (0)8458 909 192.
Open Mind is currently in production on a second series of Numberjacks and is in development on a new series called Letterjets, due for delivery in 2011.