Clevedon man to ride 100 miles in London for meningitis charity

PUBLISHED: 08:00 07 April 2018

Matt Sansum

Matt Sansum

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A cyclist will attempt to ride 100 miles through London to raise money for charity.

Matt Sansum, from Clevedon, will take part in the RideLondon event on July 28 in support of Meningitis Now.

He was diagnosed with the illness aged just three years old in 1979 and spent 10 days in hospital – unconscious for two of them.

Matt, who lives with wife Claire and children Olly and Mabel, has not suffered any lasting effects from the disease but is aiming to complete the ride in support of others who are suffering from it.

He said: “I’m preparing for the ride by trying to cycle more often and increasing the distance, to hopefully build up to the 100-mile mark.

“I am really excited to be taking part in RideLondon – it will be the longest distance I have ridden and I can’t wait to be part of the craziness with like-minded people.”

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