Thousands raised by 960 mile cycle ride

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A BOSTON fitness instructor has cycled the length of the British Isles in just 11 days to raise thousands for charity.

Liisa Chadburn, 37, took part in the group cycle ride ‘End to End’ – from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The plucky cyclist pedalled 960 miles with friends Gordon Smith, Roy Munro and Scott and Louisa Cockburn, from Scotland.

Together, they have raised in excess of £10,000.

“It was by far the hardest thing I have ever done, but one that has left us all with a sense of pride and achievement,” said Lisa, who works at the Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex and Boston Borough Council.

“We had long days in the saddle, between 10-15 hours, covering 70-119 miles a day. The weather was awful with driving head wind and rain for the final 72 miles, and even a bat tried to hitch a ride one evening by getting caught in one of the guy’s helmets.”

If the cycle alone wasn’t arduous enough, Lisa also had to tow a trailer of kit, weighing about 20kg.

“But, despite all this and the weather conditions hampering us somewhat, morale was high, fun and laughter was had and we eventually made it,” she said, offering thanks to all who supported her.