CARING Simon Burton will be taking on a gruelling 100-mile cycle challenge to raise money for charity.
The 37-year-old is one of 24,000 cyclists involved in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday.
He is hoping to raise £250 for the National Autistic Society to say thanks for the help the charity has given him with his seven-year-old son Jacob, who has autism.
Simon, a software tester, from Fareham, said: ‘I’m a huge cycling fan so the ride will be a lot of fun but I also hope it will get people thinking about autism in a more positive way.
‘For me, autism is just a different way of thinking.
‘Sure, my son has certain social difficulties but he’s a happy and intelligent chap who sees the world in a unique way and has so much to give to society; he’s a blessing and I wouldn’t change him for the world.
‘All Jacob and people living with autism need is the right support and understanding.’
To sponsor Simon, go to justgiving.com/Simon-Burton-RL2014