Raleigh-inspired cyclist gets on her bike for charity

Emily Johnson, 23, from Ansdell, will bike from London to Brighton for a trip to raise money for Raleigh International
Emily Johnson, 23, from Ansdell, will bike from London to Brighton for a trip to raise money for Raleigh International
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An Ansdell graduate is taking part in a charity bike ride to help support a project that tackles poverty in Africa.

Emily Johnson, 23, is hoping Express readers can help contribute to her trip by sponsoring her as she undertakes a capital-to-coast challenge.

The former Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts student will cycle 54 miles from London to Brighton on Sunday to boost funds for a trip to Tanzania.

She said: “My bike ride is way of making sure developing countries can continue to benefit from the work of future volunteers, so it’s vital I reach my target. It has taken a lot of preparation, I’ve been training hard and I’m hoping everyone will give generously as a result of my effort.”

Emily will travel to Tanzania on October 10 to work with volunteers to tackle some of the problems facing the community, after earning a place on the Government-backed International Citizen Service (ICS).

Emily added: “The project I’m working on is run by the development charity, Raleigh International and aims to achieve a number of goals, in particular improving access to healthcare, educating people about HIV and AIDS, developing sustainable sanitation methods and improving environmental conservation.”

“I’m really excited to get out there.”

To contribute to Emily’s project, go to her charity webpage www.justgiving.com/emily-johnson19