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MS sufferer celebrates completing mammoth charity ride
AN MS sufferer who decided to embark on a mammoth fundraising cycle ride after being diagnosed with the disease has triumphed in his quest.
Andrew Scott from Marlow thanked The Free Press for helping him secure donations for the Multiple Sclerosis Trusts by reporting his trek from London to Brussels last month.
The 37-year-old wanted to repay the charity that had helped him when he almost became paralysed from the chest down after by multiple sclerosis.
But Mr Scott, a running enthusiast before his diagnosis, has since been able to regain most of his fitness and set off on his ride to Brussels via Amsterdam on May 28.
He completed the cycle ride last week and has so far raised £2,200 for the trust, some £700 pounds over his initial target.
Mr Scott said: “As I had trained in the Chilterns I was used to the hills so when we hit the steep climbs in Holland I found that, surprisingly, they weren’t too bad.
“The hardest day was cycling by the coast and getting constantly battered by the winds, I didn’t expect it to be that hard.
“The newspaper played a vital role in securing further donations. Being featured in the paper really helped with getting sponsorship so I would like to thank them for their support.”
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