MP Mark Spencer and Andrew ride 56 miles

MP Mark Spencer and fundraising dad to cycle 56 miles pushing local Battle Batten campaign towards £100,000 fundraising mark.

Mark Spencer MP will ride the borders of his constituency on Sunday 12th September to support ‘Battle Batten’ as we nudge closer to the £100,000 fundraising mark.

In the latest fundraising effort, MP and pal of the family, Mr Spencer has volunteered his Sunday morning to ride alongside dad Andrew, in a bid to raise cash and awareness of the rare condition, for which there is no cure.mark spencer mp

Mr Spencer said: “I’ve known Andrew for a while and what his family have done in terms of fundraising, for the sake of their boys and to give them the best life possible but also for other children across the UK with this condition, is really inspiring. Their dedication is incredible.

“That’s why when Andrew’s asked me if there was any way I could help I wanted to show my support, and I’ve put this ride together.

“I hope that it will encourage people to donate, and to look at their website to find out more about what they can do to help.”

Sunday’s ride will take Andrew and Mr Spencer, along with other friends and volunteers, on a route from the MP’s home in Lambley all the way around the borders of the constituency, taking in Bestwood Village, Hucknall, Ravenshead, Blidworth, Rainworth, Clipstone and Edwinstowe on the route up to Thoresby Hall, before they head back home through Ollerton, Eakring, Kirklington, Edingley and Woodborough.

Andrew’s said: “We are really grateful to Mark and his team for organising this event which is all the more poignant as it coincides with the week that Freddie and Louie reach their tenth birthday.”

You can support the charity by emailing Mark on or donating on