Brave Beccy bikes through Stonehaven

beccy's bike ride

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Brave Beccy Roberts, who is cycling 2500 miles around the UK in memory of her mum, has stopped over in Stonehaven along the way.

Beccy cycled through the town last Saturday as part of Day 21 - Stonehaven to Edinburgh, passing through Kincardineshire and Mearns as she raises money for Motor Neurone Disease (MND ) Scotland.

Her mum, Ellie Roberts, died last year at the age of just 63 - 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.

She 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 that, from diagnosis, the average life expectancy of someone suffering from MND is just 14 months.

MND Scotland is the only Scottish charity that offers care, information and funding for research to help find a cure for the illness.

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 among social network users.”

She can be found tweeting along her journey @becsroberts.

She kicked off her journey from Trafalgar Square, in London, on August 11 and hit Scotland on Monday the 19th.

She plans to finish it back at Trafalgar Square on September 8.

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