cyclists raise huge £25,000 during ride across India
Burnham-On-Sea ladies have completed an incredible cycle ride
across India, raising a mammoth £25,000 for charity.
West, Caroline Heyes, Carol Keen, Jane Lewis, Trish Walker, Alison
Harding, Mandy Gaylard and Jackie Wheelaghan have this week returned
to the UK after raising the huge sum for Breast Cancer Care, Jos
Cervical Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com that the group completed the cycle ride
with no problems and only a couple of punctures between them.
was an amazing experience and very humbling. We cycled in very
rural areas and to the villagers it was like the carnival had
come to their village," she said.
were out cheering us and waving. Last Tuesday was Diwali, India
Christmas and New Year, so their spirits were high and everyone
was shouting 'Happy Diwali'. They are very poor people but seem
was a challenge - not only the cycling, which was mainly off road,
sand dunes, gravel tracks not to mention the pot holes - but also
having no home comforts."
we take for granted such as running water and flushing toilets
were missing but we would all do it all again."
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