GâTEAU AU CHOCOLAT BOOST FOR BINNIE
AN EYE doctor from Bucks cycled 300 miles from London to Paris in four days to raise money for a charity close to her heart.
Ranjit Sandhu from Chalfont St Giles, known as Binnie to her friends is a consultant ophthalmologist at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital. She decided to raise money for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-service men and women.
Through her work, Binnie had the opportunity to work with Blind Veterans UK and saw first-hand the support the charity provides to vision-impaired ex-service men and women.
She said: “Meeting the blind veterans, both at the London office as well as the charity’s Buckingham Palace Garden Party last year was inspirational and rewarding. It is wonderful to see the tremendous support offered by Blind Veterans UK for those who have devoted a lot of their time and effort for their country.”
The four-day cycle started in Crystal Palace in London with the most miles to cover on day one along the North Downs Way reaching Dover after having cycled 95 miles.
She travelled across the channel to Calais and the next day set off early to cover 75 miles and enjoyed the scenery in northern France.
BInnie said: “I wondered whether I would be able to complete the challenge as I faced the steep hills on the next leg of our journey. However, after some delicious chocolate cakes I was ready to get back into the saddle.”
The final day was the last 60 miles along the river Seine all the way to the Eiffel Tower.