Cy­cling gran 81, sets a UK ride record

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY KAREN ROCKETT

A GRAN of 81 has be­come the old­est per­son to cy­cle the length of Bri­tain.

Mavis Pater­son rode the 960-mile dis­tance from Land’s End to John O’Groats in 23 days.

She raised more than £50,000 for Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port in mem­ory of her three adult chil­dren who died within four years of each other.

Af­ter ped­alling into John O’Groats yes­ter­day with pal Heather Cur­ley, 55, Mavis, from Stran­raer, said: “The funds raised will help so many peo­ple who need it, and that’s what mat­ters.”

Last year she did a 24-hour cy­cle ride – and 10 years ago she rode across Canada for the char­ity.

Her lat­est feat is ex­pected to be con­firmed by Guin­ness World Records.

SAD­DLE DO Mavis fin­ishes

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