Join Beccy on her big charity cycle

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Brave Beccy Roberts, who is cycling 2,500 miles around the UK in memory of her mum, is asking to people join her on her ride through Montrose.

Miss Roberts will be cycling through the town from 10 a.m. on Saturday (August 31) as she raises money for Motor Neurone Disease (MND ) Scotland - the disease her mum died from.

Ellie Roberts died last year at the age of 63, only 18 months after being diagnosed with MND.

Her daughter has saddled up to do the gruelling ‘Beccy’s Big Bike Ride’ in one month and will be cycling around 100 miles a day.

Miss Roberts said: “Everyone should know what it’s like to face the horror of MND.

“It kills five people every day in the UK and yet no one knows what it is. It’s time for that to change.”

She has set a target of raising of £10,000 for MND Scotland with her bike ride.

MND is a rapidly progressing, terminal neurological illness. One hundred and thirty people in Scotland are diagnosed with the disease each year, according to MND Scotland.

The charity said from diagnosis, the average life expectancy of someone suffering from MND is just fourteen months.

A spokesperson for MND Scotland said: “This is one of the most challenging fund-raising efforts we’ve come across.

“Beccy has trained religiously for it and her determination is famed amongst social network users.”

Miss Roberts can be found Tweeting along her journey @becsroberts.

She kicked off her journey from Trafalgar Square, in London, on the August 11 and hit Scotland on Monday (19 August) and plans to finish it back at Trafalgar Square on September 8.

For more information about ‘Beccy’s Big Bike Ride’ please visit www.becsbigbikeride.com.