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Veteran cyclist takes on third London to Paris challenge

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Philip Stringer with his bike

Philip Stringer will be cycling the 300 miles from London to Paris in August/September 2011 for the third time at the age of 75! Philip has already raised over £5,000 for the MS Trust and says hopes to raise more this year for a cause that means so much to him and his family.

Philip supports the MS Trust because his youngest daughter has MS. She spends most of her day in a wheelchair and although her family give her wonderful support, he realises how hard life could be for someone with MS without that sort of support.

Philip says he's enjoyed every minute of the rides so far: "I first did the London to Paris ride in 2007. I keep fairly fit and found it slightly easier than I expected. The thrill of riding long distances on foreign roads with a company of like-minded cyclists and everything organised for you was immense.

"I did it again in 2009 with the sun out and the wind behind us all the way. My son joined me and the feeling of achievement as we rode down the Champs Élysées was one of the most uplifting things I have ever felt."

If you would like to get involved in an overseas challenge on behalf of the MS Trust, visit our overseas events pages or call 01462 476707. 

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