Dad Martin and his son follow Olympians for charity

PUBLISHED: 14:31 31 July 2015 | UPDATED: 14:31 31 July 2015

Martin Budd with his son Nathan will be joining around 25,000 other cyclists taking part in the 100 miles charity ride from the Olympic Park, out through Surrey and finishing on the Mall. Martin who celebrates his 50th birthday this weekend is riding for Sense while Nathan is raising moiney for CHSW. Ref exe 5892-30-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Martin Budd with his son Nathan will be joining around 25,000 other cyclists taking part in the 100 miles charity ride from the Olympic Park, out through Surrey and finishing on the Mall. Martin who celebrates his 50th birthday this weekend is riding for Sense while Nathan is raising moiney for CHSW. Ref exe 5892-30-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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An Exmouth father and son are preparing to emulate the heroes of London 2012 in a 100-mile charity cycle hallenge.

Martin Budd, 49, and his eldest son, Nathan, are taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 cycle ride on August 2.

The route follows most of the 2012 London Olympic road race route, starting at the Olympic Park in Stratford and finishing along the Mall. Both Budds will be taking part in the race with 25,000 other people, and, once across the line, professionals, including Olympians Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins, will compete in the Prudential RideLondon Classic race.

Martin, who works at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (RD&E), will be raising money for Sense, which supports deaf and blind children and adults.

Nathan, a professional computer boffin, will be supporting the Children’s Hospice South West.

Martin said: “I have worked at the RD&E for the last 12 years and this is where I have been able to train for the event by commuting daily on my bike. My youngest son and daughter will join my wife and daughter-in-law by coming to London to support us for the ride.”

He said that they had been encouraged by friends, family and work colleagues, adding: “A mention should go to Links Estate agents, where my wife is a sales negotiator, who have given a substantial donation, and Morey’s for allowing us to put a collection tin on their busy counter.” Go to:www.justgiving.com/Martin-Budd2/ or www.justgiving.com/n8udd/


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