Ski ac­ci­dent can­not keep char­ity cy­clist off road

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

A FREAK ski­ing ac­ci­dent has dashed a teacher’s am­bi­tions of cy­cling from Oun­dle to Paris – but she is still plan­ning to pluck up the strength to join the team for part of the jour­ney.

Orig­i­nally, Mar­i­anne Lay­den, housemistress of New House, Oun­dle School, was to join four friends on the full 280-mile trip.

But a bad leg break at Easter has dashed her plans. She is now re­cov­er­ing well and is hop­ing to be strong enough by July to join the rid­ers for part of the jour­ney.

Mar­i­anne said: “It was one of those stupid ac­ci­dents that hap­pen when ski­ing. I fell spec­tac­u­larly but landed awk­wardly and broke my leg in five places.

“I won’t be strong enough to com­plete the whole trip but I’m hop­ing I can do a few miles to sup­port them along the route.”

Marc Le­feb­vre, Bill Gough, Didier Vin­cent, Sheri­dan Smith and Mark Rogers will leave the Mar­ket Square in Oun­dle at 7.30am on July 5 and four days later plan to ar­rive at the Eif­fel Tower in paris. They are rais­ing money for char­ity Vol­un­teer Ac­tion, which sup­ports peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties in Oun­dle. To do­nate visit www.just­giv­ing. com/vol­un­teer­ac­tion/do­nate

fundrais­ers: (From left) Mar­gaux Le­feb­vre and her dad Marc Le­feb­vre, with fel­low cy­clists Mark Rogers, Mar­i­anne Lay­den and Sheri­dan Smith who will be tak­ing part in an Oun­dle to Paris bike ride.

Pic­ture: DaviD Lown­Des.

mad as a hat­ter: Belinda El­lis and Char­lotte El­lis (4) with their scare­crow fes­ti­val en­try. (METP-05-06-10DL103)

vic­tory: Lot­tie Birks and Kristina Cow­ley beat off stiff com­pe­ti­tion to win the Na­tional School’s Re­gatta in Not­ting­ham.

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