Daniel gets on two wheels for MS funds

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DANIEL ‘Mad Dog’ Riggall of Grimoldby raised £3,226 for the MS Trust by cycling from London to Paris.

All the sponsorship is now in from his mammoth cycle ride and he is delighted to have raised so much.

Daniel said: “I am a lorry driver so spend a lot of time sitting. In autumn 2008 I started cycling to improve my fitness. After several months and much improved fitness decided that I needed a purpose to give greater motivation.

“Along with Pete Goy with whom I had been training, we decided to do a sponsored cycle ride from London to Paris, 309 miles in three and a half days. This was an organised trip run by Skyline. There were 70 participants. The total raised by the whole group for a variety of charities was in excess of £100,000.

“My chosen charity was the MS Trust as this was close to my heart as my mother-in-law, a close friend and a friends’ mother all suffered from the disease.

“There was great camaraderie among the group and despite the terrain and a variety of injuries everyone enjoyed the experience.

“To improve the amount of money raised and awareness of MS my wife and I were invited to attend local events, including the Louth Lions Duck Race, Sutton Rovers FC Carnival and Manby and Grimoldby WI Afternoon Tea Party.

“We also ran a charity quiz, raffle and auction. We had many donations of prizes from local businesses for this event. We also raised money by selling cakes, made and donated by friends and family.”

He thanked all those who sponsored him by giving raffle prizes or donations: Louth Lions, the Buffs, Proctor and Son, GBM Demolition, Louth Tyre Services, Louth Tractors, P&B, RBM Agricultural, Alice Stratford, Arrow Cycles (North Hykeham), Bamberino’s, HM Plant Honda, Heidi’s Beauty Treatment Room, Faulkners Electrical, Watson’s Fuels, Xtreme Chainsaw, The Little Chocolatier, Peter’s Hair salon, Manby Motorplex, Colorgrafix, Manby & Grimoldby WI, R and Y Motors and Thurlby.

He added: “I would also like to give heartfelt thanks to my family and friends for all their support without which I could not have done it.”