A dentists’ receptionist has completed a gruelling 106 mile cycle challenge and raised £400 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Tracy Husband who works at the Bottisham dental practice in Tunbridge Lane, rode over 100 miles in the Ipswich Cycle Swarm last month despite only starting to cycle seriously earlier this year.
“I decided to take part in the challenge to test my determination and strength, and to raise money in honour of my mum, who has recently beaten bowel cancer,” said Tracy, who lives in Red Lodge.
“I completed the circuit of 106 miles in 5 hours and 56 minutes without stopping once. The hardest part was cycling so far on my own, although this, along with the knowledge that I was raising money for a charity so close to my heart, spurred me on to reach the finish line.
“I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who sponsored me, including the staff and patients from Bottisham Dental Practice and dental payment plan provider Denplan,” said Tracy.
She added: “I’m now planning my next challenge, and have entered the ballot for the Prudential Ride London 2015, which is another 100 miles along with two large hill climbs.
“I only really started cycling seriously this year, but I’m already addicted and can be found out on my bike in hail, rain or shine.”