A MOTHER and son team from Wraysbury are training for a gruelling cycling challenge, to help take on pancreatic cancer in memory of their beloved sister and aunt.

Linda Madeley, 54, and James Houlton, 16, will be peddling The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 to raise much needed funds Pancreatic Cancer UK, the charity dedicated to funding groundbreaking research into new treatments and faster diagnosis for the disease, on August 4.

Linda and James have chosen to take on the 46-mile route between London and Surrey to support Pancreatic Cancer UK because the cause is very close to their hearts.

Three years ago in January 2016, Linda’s younger sister, Sarah Fuller, died of pancreatic cancer after a short battle with the disease.

Sarah’s 16-year-old son, Daniel Fuller, will also be joining the team to cycle in memory of his mother.

Linda said: “As a mum in her 40s, with two young teenagers, Sarah was taken from us by pancreatic cancer far too soon.

“We know survival rates for pancreatic cancer haven’t improved in over 40 years. If we can help raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK’s research into finding a cure or improved treatments then we can help save other families from losing their loved ones too soon.”

Linda and James want to raise £400 for the charity.

Sue Collins, director of fundraising at Pancreatic Cancer UK, said: “We are delighted that Linda, James and Daniel are taking on this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 as a team and that they have chosen to support Pancreatic Cancer UK. We would like to wish them very best of luck.

To donate to their cause, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/LindaandJames.