Ambergate fundraiser goes the extra miles in memory of auntie

Anne Wareing with Heather and two other colleagues.
Anne Wareing with Heather and two other colleagues.
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An Ambergate woman is saddling up for a charity challenge in memory of her late auntie.

For a third consecutive year, Anne Wareing will be cycling 100km through London by taking part in the Women V Cancer Ride the Night event.

In 2014, 45-year-old Anne came across the all-female cycling event, to be held close to the tenth anniversary of her Auntie Joyce losing her fight to breast cancer. Anne immediately signed up and has been taking part raising money for cancer ever since.

Anne said: “I saw it as a sign that Ride the Night 2014 fell on the tenth anniversary of my auntie losing her battle to cancer. I signed up for the event on my own and as a complete novice, but with the support network of Women V Cancer I never felt alone.

“I returned to work the next Monday on such a high that my colleague and friend Heather Payton and I signed straight back up for 2015. Now we are training together for 2016.”

As well as supporting a great cause, the 100km cycling challenge has helped Anne on her weight-loss journey. Anne has been a member of a weight-loss club for the past four years and her training for the rides has helped her lose almost two stone.

The 2016 ride will take place on May 28 from Royal Windsor Racecourse before setting off on a route through London which takes them past many famous London landmarks.

To support Anne’s fundraising, visit her Just Giving page justgiving.com/Anne-Marie-Wareing1.