On your bike! Norfolk mum to take on 50-mile trek

Lucy Richardson will by cycling 50 miles this Sunday.

Lucy Richardson will by cycling 50 miles this Sunday. - Credit: Lucy Richardson

A Norfolk mum has dusted off her helmet for the first time in 15 years, as she cycles 50 miles for charity.

Lucy and her son Taylor.

Lucy and her son Taylor. - Credit: Lucy Richardson

Lucy Richardson is taking on a 50-mile trek from Norwich to north Norfolk, to raise money for Brain Tumour Research.

The 29-year-old is taking on the charity challenge on Sunday, June 4 as part of her campaign to be chosen as the Kerri Parker Academy's Model of the Year.

Ms Richardson said: 'I haven't ridden a bike since I was 14, and I was a late learner as I had an operation on my hip at the age of six so spent a lot of time in a wheelchair.

'I just want people to be inspired to do it, so I'm going to give it my best.'

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The mother-of-one continued: 'It's been quite hard as my child has complex health needs but I've gone out on a couple of rides.

'I just wanted to do something a bit different and push myself. This is for a fantastic charity, and I think people don't realise the struggles people with brain tumours go through.'

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The North Earlham residents' cycle will take her from Norwich to Buxton, before heading to Walcott. Her journey will then carry on to Mundesley, across to Aylsham, before ending back in Norwich.

Ms Richardson said: 'My partner Kevin Cossey is a cyclist, so he's coming with me to give me a boost.'

She has already raised 25pc of her £200 target, and is hoping to hit it before her ride on Sunday.

The Model of the Year event will take place in August and is organised by Kerri Parker who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2013. She now runs one of the largest model training schools in the country.

Ms Richardson said: 'I only model part-time as I'm a full-time mummy and carer for my son Taylor who is seven, but I want to start getting out there a bit more and doing more modelling.'

To sponsor Lucy visit her fundraising page.

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