FRIENDS of an Alvanley woman who died of cancer will cycle the length of Britain in her memory.
Helen Davidson, 44, of Ardean Lea, Alvanley, died last August after battling cancer of the oesophagus and bowel, leaving three children and her husband, Barry.
Her friends Martin Woolf, of Helsby, Andrew Wilkin of Pentre Halkyn and Kevin Roberts, of Connah’s Quay will set off from Land’s End on May 5 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
They are also doing the ride in memory of Martin’s friend Frank Williamson of Mobberley, who died of cancer earlier this year.
Martin said: “We decided to do the ride a year ago and have been training ever since. When Helen died we decided to do it for Macmillan Cancer Support and when Frank died we wanted to do it in his memory too.
“We will be remember them all the time we are doing it, we feel very strongly about the cause and are doing this to celebrate their lives.”
The team are aiming to raise £1,500 and are already well on their way to the target, thanks to a mystery donor who sent them a cheque for £500.
They have been given a discounted rate for their support van by Mostyn Car and Van Hire in Chester, and Helen’s widower Barry has offered to fund the cost of the van.
Martin said: “We are looking for help with accommodation during the ride, we will stay in youth hostels, B&Bs, anything, we just want as much of the sponsorship money as possible to go to the charity.”
To sponsor the group call 01928 725131 or see http://cycle.mediafields.co.uk/