SPAL saluted Linda Chen and Sharron Manders who took part in the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 on Sunday 29th July.
Both were raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society on behalf of their fathers who have sadly been affected by dementia.
On top of the relentless 94 mile distance, they had to contend with inclement weather; presenting an additional challenge for Linda as she had to stop twice to drain the rainwater from her prosthetic leg.
Having taken up cycling after the life changing accident where she lost half her leg, Linda was determined to complete the course. Both riders reached the finish line around the 8 hour mark, raising nearly £6,000 into the bargain.
SPAL UK MD, Matthew Morris, said of Linda: “She is incredibly brave and really tough. I cycle with her as a group occasionally, she is great fun and ‘just gets on with it’. So pleased with both riders' efforts and for raising such a huge sum for a great cause.”