The mother of a child with muscular dystrophy rode from Land’s End to John o’Groats to raise money towards researching the disease.

The Cornish Biker Group (CBG) joined Sarah Ruane on the first leg of her ride, raising £100 towards her £1010 to research congenital myotonic dystrophy.  She reached John o'Groats yesterday (Sunday May 13) after seven days of riding, on one of which she was joined by her son Josh.

Sarah spoke about how she wanted to raise awareness of the disease.

She said: “Most people have never heard of it. That needs to change. Josh needs saving. He needs to grow up and go to school, college, marry , get into trouble. His precious little hands need to hold a steering wheel one day. It will probably never happen.

"His reality is a wheelchair, loss of ability to eat,drink,speak and finally breathe. Its so unfair. What did he ever do to deserve it? What did any of the affected kids do? Nothing is the answer."