A NOVICE cyclist is getting ready to jump into the saddle and pedal to Paris in aid of Cure Leukaemia.
Lucy Burnett, marketing manager at Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull will be cycling 275miles from London to the French capital next month.
She will be riding in honour of her boss, the shopping centre’s general manager, Tony Elvin, who was diagnosed with the disease when he was just 21-years-old.
As part of her training, Cure Leukaemia patron, Geoff Thomas, visited the centre to be put through his paces on a static bike alongside Lucy in bid to raise funds.
A donation box has been installed in Touchwood as part of the fundraising efforts for the charity.
So far she has raised more than £1,500 – beating her target of £1,400 for the charity which carries out research into the disorder and develop new drugs for patients.
Lucy said: “As a cause close to our hearts here at Touchwood, we hope that by partnering with Cure Leukaemia we can help raise much-needed funds and increase awareness of their invaluable work.
“I’m really looking forward to taking on the 500km challenge of cycling from London to Paris.
“I’m no cyclist so it’s going to be tough, but I know it will be incredibly rewarding.
“There’s still time to contribute, however big or small, all donations are gratefully received.”
For more or to donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lucy-burnett10