King's Ely teacher’s 300 mile cycling challenge in aid of Cancer Research

A teacher at King’s Ely is using her pedal power to raise funds for a cause close to her heart.

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25th September 2020 — Claire Gilbert, who is a Biology Teacher, French Teacher and Wellbeing Lead, is cycling 300 miles this September to raise as much money as she can for Cancer Research UK. She is taking on the challenge in memory of her aunt, Phyllis Broussard.

Claire, who lives in Cambridge, has raised more than £700 so far. She said: “I'm not a cyclist, so this is a challenge in the truest sense of the word! I've logged 255 miles so far this month, some on tiny country lanes, some on busy roads that I won't attempt again, a couple of miles through muddy fields. It is an exhilarating experience to see progress and to know I'm reaching my weekly goals by persevering at the end of a long teaching day, or when I need to squeeze in a few miles in early morning even though I've had boarding duty the night before. I want to raise money for life-saving research and help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.”

To sponsor Claire or for more information about her challenge, visit: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/claires-cycle-300-fundraising-page-50



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