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Mark Richardson, 50, from Kings Lynn in Norfolk who cycles up to 250 miles a week wearing a specially printed shirt, which advertises his availability for work in the hope that an employer will get in touch. See MASONS story MNBIKE: A frustrated jobseeker who cycles 50 miles a day with his CV on his back hunting for work has vowed to carry on – despite only being offered PINTS by well-wishers. Determined Mark Richardson, 50, has been pedalling up to 400 miles a week with his contact details emblazoned across his shirt for three months looking for a job. In total the dad-of-two, who is qualified in applied biology, has cycled a whopping 5,000 miles since he lost his job at a Millets store in a bid to get noticed. Mark, a former cross country ski champion, has applied for 150 job vacancies but has struggled to find anything so he has taken the advice famously dished out by Norman Tebbit in the 80s – and hopped on his bike.