Wymeswold cancer survivor Donna completes bike ride for Breast Cancer Awareness

Donna Compton rides past the London Eye 'PHOTO: Sportivephoto - Colin Addison
Donna Compton rides past the London Eye 'PHOTO: Sportivephoto - Colin Addison
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A remarkable cyclist who has recently been given the all-clear from breast cancer has completed a tough charity bike ride.

Donna Compton has pedalled 64 miles by taking part in the Women V Cancer Ride the Night event around the streets of London, raising £768.66 for Breast Cancer in the process.

The driving instructor from Wymeswold took to the saddle with friend Ann Cairns who spotted the challenge on social media and wanted to find a way of keeping Donna positive.

Donna said: “The experience of this ride was amazing. We bothset off from Windsor on Saturday evening (May 28) and arrived back at 4.20am on the Sunday morning.

“I found some of London very tricky to cycle through due to the busy traffic, however, once we reached the London Eye, which was lit pink especially for the ocassion, the experience was worth it.

“A big thank you must go to the shoppers of Sainsbury’s in Melton who helped us raise £523.66 for this challenge.”

Last weekend Donna and Ann also biked 92 miles to Skegness as part of their training towards another cycling event, the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 in July.

Donna will be fundraising for Breast Cancer Care and donations can be made to www.justgiving.com/DonnaCompton-RideLondon2016

Ann will be fundraising for Alzheimer’s Society and donations can be made to www.justgiving.com/Ann-Cairns1

Donna has also arranged a concert on Saturday, October 22 for ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month.’ The event to be held at Loughborough Town Hall will feature two brass brands, Gresley Colliery, with whom Donna is a member and Boobs and Brass, an all women brass band, who fundraise all around the UK for Breast Cancer Care Now.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased via Loughborough Town Hall box office on 01509 231914. For more details email Donna at compton.donna@googlemail.com