Mums take on cycle challenge
A TEAM of Clevedon mums will cycle 280 miles to raise money for Arthritis Research UK.
Claire Tayler, Alison Elliott, Christine Graham and Caroline Waters, all aged between 39 and 50, were due to set off from Land’s End today (Wed) and will return to Clevedon on Sunday.
They will cycle 280 miles over four-and-a-half days, carrying luggage in panniers attached to their bikes.
The idea was thought up by Claire Tayler, who suffers from arthritis and wanted to complete a challenge to mark her forthcoming 40th birthday.
The team started training in September and have built up to going out two or three times a week in preparation.
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Alison said: “We thought it was a bit of a joke to start with.
“We started training and then realised we couldn’t stop.
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“I can’t say we have always enjoyed the training but we have certainly got very fit from it.”
The ride has been entitled the Clevedon Cream Tea Cycle and the team hopes to raise about �1,000 from the challenge.
Alison added: “We initially thought we would do a leisurely cycle through Cornwall and Devon while stopping off at all the cream tea shops on the way.
“We have now realised we would seize up if we did try to stop.”
* To sponsor the team visit their fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/Claire-Tayler