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Oh là, là! East Lancashire pair set off on a ‘tour de France’

Lancashire Telegraph: RIDING HIGH Nikki Henderson and Dan Harvey-Lowes RIDING HIGH Nikki Henderson and Dan Harvey-Lowes

A RISHTON woman is to make a 650-mile bike trip to France – in spite of not having cycled for 10 years.

Nikki Henderson, 24, decided to undertake the challenge to raise funds for the NSPCC.

The journey will see Nikki and 24-year-old university pal Dan Harvey-Lowes, from Nelson, cycle from Rishton to Rimbard, in the heart of rural France – without spending any money en route. Their plan is to be completely reliant on the kindness of strangers for food and shelter.

Nikki, a funeral director with Rishton Funeral Service, is currently in training and cycles up to 30 miles a day. But the former Norden High pupil will need to cover 70 miles a day when the journey starts at the end of March.

She said: “I haven’t been anywhere near a bike in ten years and it was my idea to do this! Dan is a similar fitness level too, so we have a lot to do. I really hope people will back us as much as possible.”

They are starting their fundraising with a quiz evening at the White Bear Inn, Gisburn Road, Nelson, on Thursday, December 8. For more details, visit uk.virgin moneygiving.com/r2rchallenge.

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8:17pm Tue 29 Nov 11

R2Rchallenge says...

The quiz is actually at the White Bear, Gisburn Road, Barrowford, BB9 6EP. The quiz starts at 8pm and prizes have been kindly donated by local businesses. We hope to see you there!
The quiz is actually at the White Bear, Gisburn Road, Barrowford, BB9 6EP. The quiz starts at 8pm and prizes have been kindly donated by local businesses. We hope to see you there! R2Rchallenge
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