Rushden man ready for intense bike challenge in honour of mum

Brothers Lee and Simon Smith will be cycling more than 250 miles to raise money for Rushden Mind.
Brothers Lee and Simon Smith will be cycling more than 250 miles to raise money for Rushden Mind.
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A Rushden man is set to cycle more than 250 miles over two days for charity Rushden Mind in honour of his mum.

Simon Smith, 24, will bike from his home town to Brighton and back with his brother Lee, starting on Saturday, September 26.

Simon’s mum suffered from mental health problems and passed away three years ago.

And he says he is looking forward to the challenge, which he has been thinking of doing for some time.

He said: “It’s a long way but we’re both really going to go for it and I can’t wait.

“I go the gym a lot but don’t do much cardio work so this will be a real test.

“I originally was hoping to raise £200 but we’ve already passed the £300 mark and there is still plenty of time to go.”

Rushden Mind is a mental health charity providing support and advice to people suffering from mental disorders or emotional distress.

To sponsor Simon, fill in a sponsorship form at the Rushden Athletic Club in Newton Road.