The pair hope to raise at least £2,000 for their two week tour with Bike the UK for MS

Paul Boundy and Shaun Copp will Bike the UK for MS in July.Paul Boundy and Shaun Copp will Bike the UK for MS in July.

Two men from Torrington are getting back in the saddle to raise more money for multiple sclerosis charities

Shaun Copp and Paul Boundy will cycle the length of the country with Bike the UK for MS, a tour progamme that raises money for research into the illness and provides facilities for those affected.

Cycling from John O'Groats to Lands End over a two-week period, the duo, alongside a team of fund-raisers, will pass through communities and volunteer for MS patients.

The pair raised £9,000 in 2015 when they cycled across America, and for 28-year-old Shaun, the ride in July is another chance to ride in memory of his cousin.

"MS is a disease that has had an impact on my own family. My cousin Claire suffered from the illness and sadly lost her battle with the disease aged 36," he said.

"I'm very proud and lucky to be part of such a strong family unit, and will once again be riding in her memory.

"After that first ride, seeing the positive things the charity does with the money such as research and helping those directly affected, I knew I'd be back at some point."

The pair are aiming to raise at least £2,000 for the 1,000 mile ride, but hope to surpass that total.

For 26-year-old Paul, both working with those affected and even riding across America with people with MS meant a return journey wasn't something he could say no to.

He said: "I had an awareness of the illness but there are different levels and different ways it can affect people. It really opened my eyes.

"In America it took two weeks to get used to it but this is only two weeks, so the experience is going to be completely different.

"I think when I've gone on holiday I've been abroad, so it will be great to see a bit more of the UK."

The pair begin their journey at John O'Groats on July 15, and finish in Lands End two weeks later on July 30.

You can donate money to the pair's journey by visiting Shaun's Bike the UK for MS page, or Paul's Bike the UK for MS page.