A MUM who suffers with multiple sclerosis did nine back-to-back spin classes to raise cash for an essential Swindon treatment centre.

Amy Cave-Ayland was joined by eight friends for the eight-hour exercise bike marathon at DW Fitness at the Orbital retail park on Saturday.

Diagnosed with a milder form of MS in 2016, Amy knows what it is like to struggle with symptoms like daily dizziness, exhaustion and pins and needle pain.

The 36-year-old mum-of-two from North Swindon manages her symptoms by exercising regularly and eating a healthier diet. But she recognises that others diagnosed with the neurological condition are not so lucky.

The Westmead Drive-based Swindon Therapy Centre supports those who need more intensive support, offering a range of therapies from physiotherapy to pilates.

Amy said: “I’ve been to the therapy centre. I don’t need to use it currently, but I wanted to do something to help the centre.

“I know MS is quite unpredictable. You don’t know when you might get a flare up in your symptoms.”

She has previously done charity runs, but her MS can make it hard to run any distance. Spinning was a safer option.

Eight people, including Amy, did the full day of spin classes. “It was difficult. Very difficult,” she said. “When it got to about 2.30pm I started getting pins and needles in my hands.”

Amy is hoping to raise £2,000 for the centre. To donate, visit: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/8hourSPINATHON.