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120361-232_BIKE_CHALLENGE_SR_31/1/12'Gus McKechie on the viewing platform of The Spinnaker Tower half way through his 50,000 statioary bike challenge to raise money for group of charities.''Picture: Steve Reid (120361-232)
120361-232_BIKE_CHALLENGE_SR_31/1/12'Gus McKechie on the viewing platform of The Spinnaker Tower half way through his 50,000 statioary bike challenge to raise money for group of charities.''Picture: Steve Reid (120361-232)
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SUFFERING from cerebral palsy hasn’t stopped dare-devil Gus McKechnie taking up a high-rise challenge.

The 36-year-old scaled The Spinnaker Tower and rode 103 miles on a stationery bike on Tuesday in aid of several charities including The Ellen MacArthur Trust and Leukaemia Research Foundation.

Gus, who has limited movement on the left side of his body, has been pedalling at different venues across the south coast for good causes for more than a year.

He has already raised £25,000 and has clocked up a total of 25,000 miles on his stationery bike.

And he’s aiming to pedal another 25,000 miles by the end of next year.

Gus, of Southampton, said: ‘Not only did I want to do this for charity but also in memory of those who aren’t here any more.

‘My mum, dad and one of my brothers have all died in recent years.

‘I don’t let things get to me though. I just keep going.’