Julie completes 1,000 mile charity cycle ride

CPFT chair raises £13,000 after 13 days in saddle - and instantly puts bike up for sale

Julie completes 1,000 mile charity cycle ride
26 June 2015

CPFT chair Julie Spence has completed her Land's End to John O'Groats charity cycle ride - and then put her bike up for sale!

Just before 3pm today (Friday, 26 June), she crossed the finishing line - 13 days after she set out from Cornwall.

During the 1,000-mile trip, the former chief constable of Cambridgeshire raised £13,000 for children's charity Ormiston Families.

But she admitted she would not be repeating the gruelling adventure.

"It's been far harder than I thought it would be," she said.

"It's fair to say there was not one overall good day. There were parts of days that were good, but the weather was not kind. Eating was also a problem and I also had a problem with my neck.

"I would roll off the bike at the end of each day, roll into the shower, and then sleep - it was so exhausting.

"I'm grateful for everyone who has sponsored me, but I will not be doing this again, that's for sure.

"The bike performed really well and I never had a single puncture, but if anyone wants to buy it, they should get in touch because I won't be using it again."

Julie, who told in her recent blog of the mental and physical demands of her trip, said she celebrated the end of trip with an emotional call to her husband, John, along with bag of chips and a large coffee.

The 59-year-old, who is aiming to raise £60,000 ahead of her 60th birthday, will be back at work at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust next week.

To sponsor Julie Spence go to: https://www.justgiving.com/Julie-Spence10

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For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Communications Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 726767

 

 

 

 

 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

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