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For the third year in a row, Professor Paul Riley will be taking part in the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Bike Ride between London and Brighton, to raise money for the kind of research that goes on in his very own lab.

Along with 15,000 fellow cyclists, Professor Riley will be taking on the 54-mile course from Clapham Common, through the Surrey and Sussex countryside, to end up on Brighton's seafront. Taking place on Sunday 17th June and now in its 43rd year, the event is Europe's oldest charity cycling event.

Speaking to Oxford Mail, Professor Riley said, "I know how devastating heart disease can be. My vision is a world where heart damage is temporary and repairable.

"My team and I want to find a way that will mean your heart will repair itself after damage, but we rely largely on donations and people who sign up to events like the London to Brighton Bike Ride to keep our research project going.

"That’s why I will be fighting back against heart disease by joining thousands of cyclists at the BHF’s London to Brighton Bike Ride.

“The BHF has supported me in becoming the scientist I am today and I’m willing to do whatever it takes to ensure more broken hearts can be mended.

"I hope to see as many people as possible riding with me to help achieve that vision.”

Registration is still open for the London to Brighton Bike Ride. Find out more here.

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