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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.

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