Cyclists will have the opportunity to compete in a Malin to Mizen cycle ride to raise money for a Harpenden based charity.

The A-T Society’s Malin to Mizen seven-day trip will start on September 6 to raise money for people with Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T).

The society was set up in memory of Caroline and Gregory Poupard, who both suffered from A-T, a complex genetic disease which causes severe disability in children and premature death.

Their parents, Vincent and Maureen Poupard founded the society, a national charity now based at the Rothamsted Research Centre in Harpenden, which offers support for A-T sufferers and their families, and funds research in the hope of finding a cure for the disease.

Cyclist Fergus Loughrey, who completed the ride in April, said: "The 437-mile journey was a fantastic experience, and I know any cyclist would find it an awesome trip. I hope people will saddle up to ensure this small dynamic charity can continue the outstanding work they do."

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