Fareham dad takes to two wheels to raise money for charity

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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