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Justin Kendell Can't Walk Further Than 500m Because of His MS, But He Sure Can Cycle

July 6, 2016

Justin Kendell is set to begin cycling a whopping 2,200km from North Wales to the South of France which will last approximately five-weeks. Kendell, now 45-years-old, was diagnosed with MS three years ago and has limited feeling in both legs but still has ‘muscle memory’ left which is what allows him to ride his bike.

He was inspired to begin cycling again by his 18-year-old daughter, Sioned and hopes to inspire others with serious conditions like multiple sclerosis. After he was diagnosed with MS, he soon gave up on riding, but he said his daughter pushed him to try again.

He said, “I love having a reason to get up in the morning and a reason to keep training when my illness wants me to stop.” Justin will also use this trip in order to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust. He also added, “Pushing myself gives me new opportunities to understand my symptoms and finding ways to live with them more easily.”

Kendell left on his long journey Saturday morning and a total of 22 day-long stages are planned ahead of him and his daughter Sioned and friend Martin hill, who will accompany him on his journey. Visit http://www.justgiving.com/teams/pyg2pyrenees to sponsor them.