A MAN from Marlow who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 18 months ago is set to embark on a 338 mile cycle ride to raise money for the MS Trust.

Andrew Scott, 37, said that after his first MS episode he was barely able to walk and was "almost paralysed from the chest down."

Mr Scott has since been able to regain most of his fitness and will set off on his mammoth cycle ride to Brussels on May 28.

He said: "I have been doing lots of training, I have been cycling to work often and I also try to fit in a good long cycle at the weekend."

The budding cyclist has already had a number of donations surpassing his £1,500 target. He said: "We’re on £1,600 right now, anything else that is raised will be a bonus and that is great for the trust.

"This cycle is a one off but I would like to do more things for the MS Trust in the future. They have done a lot for me so I would like to something back for them whenever I can."

Mr Scott, who was a running enthusiast before his diagnosis, said: "I struggle a bit with mobility when running longer distances now - falling over is still a regular occurrence - which is why I am trying a cycling challenge."

The cycle trip will take place over four days and will go through Amsterdam before reaching Brussels.

Mr. Scott’s JustGiving page can be found at: www.justgiving.com/andrewthescot.