A BUS driver will swap four wheels for two, as he takes on a 300 mile cycle challenge.

Father-of-three Jason Price will take part in the London to Paris cycle ride in memory of his mum Janette.

Jason, who drives buses for Transport for London (TFL), will be joined by his former partner’s son, Nick May, and they will be raising money for BrainTumour Research.

The 54-year-old from Basildon, has cycled up to 100 miles previously but is ready for the next challenge.

Jason said:“I’ve been talking about doing this for a while. I remember waking up on the morning I did the London to Brighton Cycle Ride and thinking ‘Can I actually do this?’ Well I did, and now I want to keep pushing. “I think I can deal with the mileage, it’s the day-on-day cycling that’ll be a challenge. I imagine day one we’ll be buzzing, day two we’ll still have a bit of adrenaline, and on day three we’ll wonder why on Earth we’re doing it.”

Jason is cycling in honour of his mum Janette who was diagnosed with a glioblastoma (GBM) in August 2012 after suffering with muscle rigidity and shaking in her arms. She was given a prognosis of three to six months with chemotherapy but suffered a stroke after a biopsy and never fully recovered. She died in a hospice in December 2012 at the age of 68.

“Mum was the sort of person who would do anything for anyone and what she went through because of her brain tumour was horrible so, if there’s a cure out there, I want us to find it.”

It was Jason’s mum who got him into cycling in the first place.

“I first got into cycling when I was about 45 on the insistence of my mum. My dad had been going out with my nephew who eventually decided he was more interested in pubs and girls which meant that Dad was cycling on his own. He was getting older and my mum was getting worried and told me I had to go with him," said Jason.

“The amount of funding brain tumour research gets is ridiculous, just one per cent of the national spend on cancer research, despite the fact braintumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer.”

The London to Paris cycle ride will start from September 14 and run over four days. To donate visit www. justgiving.com/fundraising/JasonPrice15.