John Thompson (top), who launched online site journalism.co.uk 14 years ago, is cycling 850 miles from Brighton to Oslo on 8 June to raise funds for the Journalists' Charity.
John admits that to some raising money for journalists may be an "unpopular cause".
He says: "In these times of phonehacking, the Leveson inquiry etc, it's easy to forget all those dedicated professionals who have worked tirelessly, often for low pay, and sometimes risked their lives to cover stories that otherwise would remain hidden.
"The media industry can be a ruthless one at times and some of these professionals can find themselves in financial need due to bad health, redundancy or other reasons. Fortunately, a safety net does exist.
"The Journalists' Charity is the leading charity for all journalists in need, always ready to help them and their dependants with advice, grants and other forms of financial assistance."
You can support John by donating money here. He is hoping to complete the journey in 11 days.
- John has blogged about his trip here: If no-one likes journalists then we need to look after our own.