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Team pedal for charity

Local fundraisers The Curvettes raised over �375 for the Stroke Association where the team of six ladies to cycled 100 miles in a static bike ride.

Local fundraisers The Curvettes raised over �375 for the Stroke Association where the team of six ladies to cycled 100 miles in a static bike ride.

A team of cyclists have ridden more than 100 static miles to raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

The Curvettes raised more than £375 for the Stroke Association during Action on Stroke Month.

Susan Walton, 60, from Chevington Moor, led a team of six ladies, who are all owners or members of local Curves gyms in Ashington and Cramlington, to take part in the challenge after she sadly lost her mum to a stroke seven years ago.

Amanda Thomas-Hudson and Pauline Seviour joined Susan, alongside her daughters Sarah Bickerton, Debbie Walton and Ailsa Walton, to take on the gruelling task in front of spectators at Moomoo’s (Conchie Pub) in North Seaton Road, Ashington.

Susan said: “Before my mum had a stroke, I didn’t know anything about the condition, which is why I was keen to raise awareness and funds for the Stroke Association.”

“I bought my bike after my mum passed away and have been taking part in cycling fundraising events ever since, including the Cuba Cycle Challenge. The 100 mile bike ride was tough but we are thrilled we completed it and raised vital funds in the process.”

 

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