A Kings Langley man has cycled 100 miles and raised more than £900 for the MS Society in support of his mother, who lives with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Tim Bond, aged 32, completed the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 – a 100-mile ride from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, through scenic Surrey, to Pall Mall in central London.
Tim’s mum was diagnosed with MS two decades ago when Tim was just a boy.
Tim, who is married to Fiona, 35, and has a two-year-old daughter Adalind, said: “At the time, I had little idea what the ramifications of Mum’s MS would be on our family.
“One of the first changes to our lives was her walking sticks, which she still doesn’t like to this day. I think this is partly because she’s always refused to let her condition control her life – something that will always inspire me.”
Tim’s mum shares his passion for fitness.
He said: “As Mum’s condition progresses, she’s regularly advised to hold back on activities that she enjoys.
“She knows MS is unpredictable, but refuses to give in.
“She’s always on the lookout for new ways of being active, from Nordic walking to weight lifting. She didn’t let it stop her sailing either, finding a company specialising in accessible sailing trips.”
To sponsor Tim, see www.justgiving.com/fundraising/TimJBond