A pair of budding fundraisers from Denton have set off on an enormous five-day cycle trek through continental Europe, the culmination of a series of events that have raised over £3,000 to fight multiple sclerosis.
Doris Lambert, Norfolk County Council’s account manager for school catering, along with her niece Lucy Hanner, embarked on the Three Cities Cycle Ride on Wednesday, which sees them take on a marathon return trip from London to Brussels via Amsterdam with dozens of fellow cyclists, in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Trust.
Mrs Lambert, who was inspired to take on the challenge by a friend who suffers from the disease, told the Diss Express: “It (MS) has been holding her back and I think it’s just horrible, so the more we can do the better.
“I haven’t cycled much before, but I am really looking forward to it. I’m more nervous that the others will be fitter and faster!”
The pair have held various events in aid of the cause, including a garden party, a special Sunday lunch and a Greek-themed evening, each one raising several hundred pounds. At the time of going to print, they had raised £3,257.50 in total.
Mrs Lambert said their endeavour had become the talk of the village, adding: “We are pleased with how much we have raised and it has not felt like hard work at all. People have been really generous.”
Anybody interested in making a donation to support the duo can visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/dentonbikers