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