Kenya bike ride success

A LITTLE Cornard woman had an “amazing experience” as she braved sweltering heat, huge hill climbs and even a crash with a bus during a charity cycle ride across Kenya.

Carol Jones, 52, from Upper Road, joined nearly 100 women from across the country on a 250-mile, five-day ride in aid of three cancer charities as part of the Women V Cancer Cycle Challenge.

Miss Jones, who had never cycled further than 25 miles before she started training, said: “Nothing in Suffolk can prepare you for Kenyan hills in 43-degree heat at over 3,000 feet.

“We had some really long days and went during one of the hottest weeks they’ve had for a long time, but it was such an amazing experience with 96 women with incredible stories to tell.

“I got knocked over by a bus on the last day and I’ve got a few bruises and scrapes but I am fine,” she added.

Miss Jones raised more than £3,500 for the charities, as well as helping out at the Faraja Cancer Support Trust in Nairobi, for which the ride raised £52,000 in total.

q For more information, visit www.farajacancersupport.org.