Northumberland woman set to take on 100-mile charity cycling challenge
Beth Wyld and a group of friends have signed up to take part in the Prudential Ride London 100 on August 15-16.
“It’s a bit of an intimidating, but exciting thought,” admitted Beth, who will be joined by friends Orla Keefe, from the Scottish Borders, and Nicole LeBlanc, from Edinburgh.
Several more of her friends from the Alnwick area could also join her if they get a place through a ballot.
The ride starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s beautiful countryside.It is a route tackled by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympic Games.They are doing the challenge in support of the PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) Association, Bloodwise, and the British Lung Foundation.Beth, who lived just outside Wooler before moving to London, said: “Having been involved in a number of fundraising events in the past few years, and having been inspired by the many incredible people in our communities, we fully appreciate the challenge of sponsored events and asking for money from family, friends, and communities.“Considering this, we have decided to boost our fundraising (and shout about our charities’ work) by organising a charity ball and auction. This event will be held in the Northumberland Hall, Alnwick on May 9. Everyone is welcome to attend!”To donate visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BethWyld2 or, for information, search for Wyld Warriors on Facebook or email [email protected]