A Denbigh man will compete in the 100 mile Prudential Ride London-Surrey100 event later this month to raise funds for charity

The money will got to LAM Action a charity that supports women with lymphangioleiomyomatosis a rare, incurable lung condition which progressively destroys lung tissue, which needs funds to research for a cure.

David Roberts, 37, a civil servant who works for the Welsh Government in Social Research, said he decided to ride for LAM Action because the wife of one of his friends suffers from the condition

LAM only affects women, and around 350 women in the UK are believed to have the condition which causes breathing problems and in some case requires a lung transplant and can also cause benign kidney tumours.

David said: “My friend Matt’s wife Sarah was diagnosed with LAM and he asked me to take part in the ride. Having heard of the issues they have had to deal with I was only too happy to try and help raise some funds for LAM Action and increase awareness of the charity.

David hopes to complete Ride London-Surrey 100 in around five hours 30 minutes, and to raise over £800 for LAM Action.

Research has made inroads into understanding LAM and developing drugs to combat it, but there is still no cure and the reason why some women develop LAM is still unknown. It mainly affects women of childbearing age.

To sponsor David go to: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DavidRoberts-RideLondon-LAMAction