Autistic man to take on punishing cycling challenge for kids' club cash

PUBLISHED: 19:15 30 January 2020 | UPDATED: 15:45 03 February 2020

Ben Nicholas will take on the 100km Bristol Nightrider challenge in June.  Picture: Ben Nicholas.

Ben Nicholas will take on the 100km Bristol Nightrider challenge in June. Picture: Ben Nicholas.

Ben Nicholas

An autistic man from Weston is taking on a gruelling 100km cycling challenge to raise awareness of the condition and cash for an after-school group for autistic children.

Ben Nicholas will take part in Nightrider Bristol to raise funds for a new out-of-school group for autistic children under the age of eight.

The event is a notoriously tricky hill ride which takes participants on a tour across the city.

Ben, who is raising funds on behalf of the North Somerset Branch of the National Autistic Society said: "I hope this challenge will help get people talking, and hopefully finding out more about autism.

"Far too many autistic people and their families don't
get the understanding or support they need and end up feeling isolated.

"Which is why I am fundraising to set up a new support group for autistic children under eight years old, I'd be really grateful for any donations.

"Better understanding and support could transform the lives of many autistic people and their families."

Those wishing to sponsor Ben can do so here.

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