Liz’s vir­tual cy­cle ride to Land’s End raises £850 for char­ity

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY -

A WOMAN who re­cently had an op­er­a­tion on her foot and is still us­ing sticks to get around, has just com­pleted a vir­tual cy­cle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for char­ity.

Liz Tay­lor from Che­sham orig­i­nally ex­pected the 969-mile jour­ney – car­ried out on an ex­er­cise bike in a lo­cal gym – to take un­til Novem­ber to fin­ish but she com­pleted the task in less than eight weeks.

She was de­lighted with her achieve­ment, hav­ing raised £850 for Hear­ing Dogs for the Blind, the char­ity based at Saun­der­ton where her daugh­ter, Sally, is a dog trainer.

As an added bonus, she lost nearly three stone in weight at the same time.

Lisa Bishop, com­mu­nity fundrais­ing man­ager for Hear­ing Dogs for the Blind, said: “We do not get any gov­ern­ment fund­ing, so fundrais­ers like Liz are vi­tally im­por­tant to us.

“I can’t thank Liz enough, for her fan­tas­tic ef­fort.”

For more in­for­ma­tion about the char­ity, visit the web­site at www. hear­ing­dogs.org.uk.

ON HER BIKE: Liz Tay­lor, on the cy­cling ma­chine, with her daugh­ter, Sally, and hear­ing dog in train­ing Ni­cola, an 18-month-old cocker spaniel

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