100-mile tandem ride to fight MS

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A Buckingham couple will be cycling 100 miles in one day to raise money for a charity close to their hearts.

Roger and Melanie Goddard will be riding their tandem alongside thousands of other riders in the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 in this event, which follows the route of the Olympic Road Race.

Roger and Melanie Goddard

Roger and Melanie Goddard

The cycling equivalent of the London Marathon takes place on July 31.

Roger and Melanie are taking on the challenge after their son Chris was diagnosed with the life-changing condition MS last summer at the age of 24.

This spurred them on to raise money for the MS Society, an organisation dedicated to improving treatment and care for people with MS and funding research into a cure.

The husband and wife team are keen cyclists and have covered many miles on their tandem, including cycling from London to Brussels in 2014, but this will be their toughest challenge yet.

With a target of £900 to raise, they are launching their campaign now to co-incide with MS Awareness Week, which runs from April 25 to May 1.

To kick of the fundraising, Roger and Melanie will be hosting a coffee and cake morning at The Centre@
Verney Close from 10am to noon on Saturday, April 23.

There will be homemade cakes and biscuits.

To support Roger and Melanie, visit www.justgiving.com/Roger-and-Melanie-Goddard