A Dundee nurse is to cycle from London to Paris in three days to raise money for three cancer charities.
Jacqui Robertson, 44, took up cycling relatively recently, as part of her recuperation from spinal surgery.
After catching the cycling bug, she decided to put her new-found love of the sport together with her fundraising activities, signing up for the Women v Cancer challenge.
The epic cycle will see Jacqui ride out from London and around the Kent coast before catching a ferry from Dover.
After arriving in Calais, the cyclists will pedal through northern France on their way to Paris. On reaching the capital they will head down the Champs-Elysées before finishing at the Eiffel Tower.
With only three days to complete the nearly 250-mile journey, the group will have to set a brisk pace and Jacqui’s training is already in full swing.
She said: “I just love Paris, I can’t really explain why I do but there is just something magical about it. So when I was given the chance to take part in a cycle to the French capital, I could hardly say no.
“A close friend is in remission, having been treated for breast cancer, which is my main motivation for taking part in this adventure.”
The women-only group will support three charities on its ride – Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.
“I have done charity work for years,” said Jacqui.
“I really enjoy it and raising money for the three cancer charities on this three-day race will be a real challenge. With it taking place in October, we will hopefully miss some of the more intense heat with it still being nice to ride in.”
Jacqui has already raised more than £1,600 for the event and is appealing for further sponsorship, especially from local businesses.
Anyone interested in sponsoring Jacqui can email firstname.lastname@example.org.