Trowse resident to conquer Cambodia cycle challenge

Sue Clifford who is preparing for a charity cycle ride from Vietnam to Cambodia in aid of Women V Ca

Sue Clifford who is preparing for a charity cycle ride from Vietnam to Cambodia in aid of Women V Cancer who represent three cancer charities. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Sue Clifford will be riding 350 miles from Vietnam to Cambodia

Sue Clifford who is preparing for a charity cycle ride from Vietnam to Cambodia in aid of Women V Ca

Sue Clifford who is preparing for a charity cycle ride from Vietnam to Cambodia in aid of Women V Cancer who represent three cancer charities. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Sue Clifford is not afraid of a challenge.

In fact, she doesn't find the prospect of riding some 350 miles from Vietnam to Cambodia terrifying – she's looking forward to it.

Mrs Clifford, from Trowse, near Norwich, said: 'I'm an adventurous person, I feel quite confident that I'll be able to complete the challenge.'

'I've done the Race for Life before and an organisation called Action for Charities has always kept in touch and lets me know what I could get involved with,' she said.

Sue Clifford who is preparing for a charity cycle ride from Vietnam to Cambodia in aid of Women V Ca

Sue Clifford who is preparing for a charity cycle ride from Vietnam to Cambodia in aid of Women V Cancer who represent three cancer charities. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016


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'I turned 60 at my last birthday and thought it was time to do something else. I've always been a keen cyclist so I signed up.

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people being affected by cancer these days.

'Even since I've started fundraising for this event, two of my sponsors have been affected by cancer.'

Sue Clifford who is preparing for a charity cycle ride from Vietnam to Cambodia in aid of Women V Ca

Sue Clifford who is preparing for a charity cycle ride from Vietnam to Cambodia in aid of Women V Cancer who represent three cancer charities. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Mrs Clifford will be raising money for Women v Cancer, which works to support Breast Cancer Care, Jo's Cervical Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.

'I'm doing this for our daughters, and for the next generation. Women in general. I hope that with fundraising like this, we can find some cure, or more life-prolonging medicines,' she said.

'Three out of four parents between myself and my husband died of cancer, and I just hope that one day we can eliminate it.'

Mrs Clifford is already within reach of raising her target of £3,200. The deadline for pledges is November 28 and the total raised is at 94pc of the target.

Sue Clifford who is preparing for a charity cycle ride from Vietnam to Cambodia in aid of Women V Ca

Sue Clifford who is preparing for a charity cycle ride from Vietnam to Cambodia in aid of Women V Cancer who represent three cancer charities. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Training for the marathon ride is also under way, with Mrs Clifford riding upwards of 30 miles a week.

'The longest ride we have to do in one day is 68-and-a-half miles,' Mrs Clifford said.

The group of 400 women who will be undertaking the trek across south east Asia will take 11 days starting on February 6 next year.

For more information about Sue Clifford's marathon cycle journey, visit her Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Sue-Clifford2

Sue Clifford who is preparing for a charity cycle ride from Vietnam to Cambodia in aid of Women V Ca

Sue Clifford who is preparing for a charity cycle ride from Vietnam to Cambodia in aid of Women V Cancer who represent three cancer charities. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

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