FIREFIGHTER boyfriend and girlfriend team, Benjy Bush and Lorna Dodd from Bradford, have completed this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 for Duchenne charity, Harrison’s Fund - and raised £200.

The money will go towards the charity’s work funding research into Duchenne - a rare genetic condition which affects all the muscles in the body, causing them to waste away.

The charity was set up in 2012 and its goal is to get as much money as possible into the hands of the world’s best researchers, who are working to find a cure for Duchenne.

The charity is currently funding 16 research projects in the US and the UK.

The duo, from Mountain in Queensbury, took part in the dynamic event on Sunday, August 4.

The route covered from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, out through Surrey and finishing on The Mall in London. It offers a perfect, traffic-free ride for a range of cycling abilities.

Lorna, 26, said: “Taking on the RideLondon was a great experience, especially doing it alongside Benjy, and I loved spotting the other Harrison’s Fund jerseys along the way.

“You never really think about how far 100 miles actually is and although it goes quickly, my legs really started to feel it – especially on the Surrey climbs and when we had delays due to the volume of riders.

“But it was all worth it to know that my efforts will play a role in helping Harrison’s Fund find a cure for Duchenne.”

“My favourite part was at Mile 81, hearing the support from Harrison's Fund team members, Alex and Pete, which glued a smile to my face until the finish.

“So far we’ve raised £200 but would love to raise some more for this amazing charity, so would really appreciate any last-minute donations.”

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