Nine woman from the Diss area are ready for charity bike ride in London

A team of ladies from the Diss area are taking part in the Ride The Night cycle around London to rai

A team of ladies from the Diss area are taking part in the Ride The Night cycle around London to raise money for cancer charities. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

A group of women from the Diss area are gearing up for a pedal-powered fundraiser that will see them cycle through the streets of London at night.

Karen Le Grys, 51; Amanda Paterson, 48; Vanessa Goddard, 45; Cherilyn Wright, 43; Sarah Dorling, 43; Karen Betts, 43; Elaine Aldous, 39; Natalie Nunn Clarke, 38, and Morag Burnard will be taking part in the Women V Cancer Ride the Night event on May 28.

The fundraising ride will see thousands of women cycle from Royal Windsor Racecourse and follow a 100km route into London and back to the racecourse.

The ride will be raising funds for Breast Cancer Care, Ovarian Cancer Action and Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust.

All of the nine women from the Diss area, most of whom are nurses or work in the care sector, have been affected by cancer in some way and can be seen out cycling as they ramp up their training ahead of the challenge.

Mrs Goddard, of Palgrave, said: 'Once the spring starts, there will be no stopping us.'

The women have called their team Who cares...We do! and their ethos is close to all their hearts.

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Mrs Nunn Clarke, from Roydon, said: 'All of us have been affected by cancer in one way, shape or form, including personal battles, and loved ones who have fought and won but also lost and no longer touch the earth.'

Between them the women hope to raise several thousand pounds for the three charities.

To support the nine women by making a donation, visit https://www.justgiving.com/womenvcancer-ridethenight/

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