Stroke survivor Ben gears up for cycle challenge

Ben Wyatt, 35 from Leeds, who will tackle the London Thames Bridges Bike Ride.
Ben Wyatt, 35 from Leeds, who will tackle the London Thames Bridges Bike Ride.
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STROKE SURVIVOR and keen cyclist Ben Wyatt is going the extra mile to raise charity cash as he prepares to tackle the London Thames Bridges Bike Ride for the third time.

Ben, from Leeds, suffered a mini stroke in 2011, which was caused by diabetes and high blood pressure, and was cycling when he collapsed.

He has since made a full recovery and completed the 50-mile bike ride in 2013 and 2012, before signing up to take part again on May 11.

Ben, 35, said: “I was determined to get back on my bike.

“It’s been incredible taking part in the bike ride for the last two years – it’s amazing to take in the sights of London while raising money for a worthy cause, and I’m looking forward to getting in the saddle again for this year’s event.”

Danny Mitchell, community and events fundraising manager at the Stroke Association, said: “With around 152,000 strokes a year in the UK it is vital that we have people like Ben who can raise funds for people affected by stroke.

“We are really grateful to him for taking on this challenge.”

The Stroke Association aims to support those who have suffered from strokes and help them make the best recovery they can, whilst funding ground-breaking research to change the lives of people affected by stroke.

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