Denholm woman comes home in around GB ride

Beccy Roberts
Beccy Roberts

Denholm woman Beccy Roberts cycles home on Sunday in her round Britain ride to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease, writes Sally Gillespie.

The 35-year-old left London on August 11 to pedal 100 miles a day around the coast in memory of her mother Ellie, who died from MND last year.

The advertising executive, now living in Buckinghamshire, is more than 1,500 miles through her 2,500-mile route, supported by her father, former Selkirk medical practice manager Will and husband Richard. She expects to return to London on September 8 and has raised nearly £10,000 so far.

She told The Southern this week: “I’ve had a couple of tough days, but otherwise am really enjoying myself. The highlight has been coming up through the Highlands. The landscape is so jaw-dropping.”

She said her third day with steep hills over Dartmoor was the toughest so far: “At one point I thought I was going to have to jack it all in... on only Day 3! Thankfully, a bit of TLC, ice bath, and deep heat managed to sort me out ready for the next day.

“I’m really excited to get to the Borders. It will be so good to see all the friendly faces.”

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