Barnsley: Angus MacDonald gets on his bike for charity

Angus MacDonald's sister Sophie suffers from epilepsy
Angus MacDonald's sister Sophie suffers from epilepsy
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Barnsley’s Angus MacDonald is gearing up for his charity bike ride.

The Reds centre-back is cycling from Paris to London to raise money for London-based charity Epilepsy Research UK.

It is a cause which is close to the 24-year-old defender’s heart, with his sister, Sophie, suffering from the condition.

The ride starts this Thursday and MacDonald expects to be in the saddle for two or three days.

He is aiming to raise £25,000 and he will be riding alongside a close friend.

“Sophie has been epileptic for six or seven years,” said MacDonald.

“It’s really difficult seeing someone you love having a seizure. We’re doing it all off our own backs. The money will help with research, but we also want to raise awareness.”

MacDonald, who rose to the challengk of Championship football after moving to Barnsley from non-league Torquay United, is also auctioning off signed boots for the cause.

He is following in the footsteps of club skipper Marc Roberts, whp has already sold signed boots from the club’s two trips to Wembley in 2015/16 for £879 - with the proceeds going towards MacDonald’s fund.

The pair MacDonald has put up are his goalscoring boots from the game against Sheffield Wednesday when he bagged a late equaliser.

The latest auction bid is £265 and you can find the link to bid on the Barnsley website.

There are three days left to go on the online auction.

MacDonald rode the London to Brighton bike ride last year for the charity and soon he will tackling the Football to Amsterdam ride with Prostate Cancer UK.