Anna gets on her bike for hospices

PUBLISHED: 11:32 12 April 2007 | UPDATED: 15:03 12 May 2010

A CYCLING enthusiast will be taking part in a 180-mile ride between two capital cities to raise money for hospices. Anna Anderson, a former Meridian School student, will be cycling from Paris to London in aid of Help the Hospices from April 18-22. The cha

A CYCLING enthusiast will be taking part in a 180-mile ride between two capital cities to raise money for hospices.

Anna Anderson, a former Meridian School student, will be cycling from Paris to London in aid of Help the Hospices from April 18-22.

The challenge will take her past the Arc de Triomphe, out into the Paris countryside and to the port of Dieppe in northern France.

Anna, 22, said: "I decided to get involved because I thought it would be fun.

"I used to do cross-country cycling."

Anna says that now she has started training, she realises it is going to be hard work, but says the charity is keeping her 'focused'.

She hopes to raise £1,300 for Help the Hospices, which supports the bereaved, cancer sufferers, and friends and family of terminally ill people.

"I'm really looking forward to it," she said.

"I haven't been to Paris before, so it's going to be enjoyable. It will also give me a chance to brush up on my French.

"I hope this will be the first of many cycling challenges."

Anyone interested in sponsoring Anna should visit the website www.justgiving.com/annaparistolondon

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