Initial training for St Andrews cyclist Multiple Sclerosis challenge

Richard Sanderson, St Andrews, is preparing to cycle the Highlands in May but has taken an unsual route for his latest training ride.

Richard Sanderson, St Andrews, is preparing to cycle the Highlands in May but has taken an unsual route for his latest training ride.

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St Andrews cyclist Richard Sanderson kicked off training for an epic highland charity bike ride with an unusual first route.

The imaginatively planned 104 mile cycle across north east Fife created the capital letters ‘MS’ – and it is the MS Society that Richard is supporting on his cycle next year.

Charity cyclist spells out 'MS' in his first training route ahead of May 201 Tour of the Highlands challenge.

Charity cyclist spells out 'MS' in his first training route ahead of May 201 Tour of the Highlands challenge.

The 30-year-old spent nearly six hours on his bike, following the unique pattern to kick start his training for the Tour of the Highlands challenge he will take on in May.

Over three days the software developer will be cycling 313 miles taking in climbs to five Scottish ski centres

Richard said: “With a family connection to MS I’ve witnessed the effects this disease can have.

“Support, finding better treatments and generally fighting MS is so important and a cause very close to my heart.”