From Bucks to Bielby

editorial image

A PAIR of pedal-pushing pals completed a recent 200-mile cycle for a locally-based charity.

Liz Kopp and Linda Thelwell of Chesterfield biked from Buckinghamshire to Bielby recently, crossing the finishing line at Hearing Dogs for the Deaf - for whom they had been raising money.

Taking three days, the pair had selected the cause after Liz heard about the charity through her work as a lip reading teacher.

She said: “I have met people with Hearing Dogs and also many people who desperately need one. I see first hand the difference that Hearing Dogs make, which is why we decided to take on this challenge to raise as much as we can for the charity.”

And the trip was worthwhile as they managed to top the £2,000 mark. The money will be used to help train more dogs at the centre in Bielby, for those who are either hard of hearing or deaf.

Lucy Nalton, community fundraising manager for Hearing Dogs, said: “This team did amazingly well. They put in a lot of time and effort in preparation for their challenge, as well as all the hard work in the ride itself!

“We can’t thank them enough for choosing to support Hearing Dogs.”