Dunstable woman cycles to help three charities

Helen Mead
Helen Mead

A 50-year-old from Dunstable is getting ready to take part in the Women v Cancer Ride to raise money for three cancer charities.

Helen Mead, of Sundown Avenue, decided to take part in the night cycle ride on Saturday, May 30, to help raise money for the charities and raise awareness for Pete’s Fighting Fund.

The fund was set up by Helen for her friend Pete Hilliard, 55, following his third diagnosis of cancer in 18 months.

Pete told her his life ambition was to climb Machu Picchu in aid of Macmillan.

The aim of the fund is to raise money to help get Pete fit enough so he can fulfil his ambition.

Helen said: “I will be wearing a hi-vis during the event that reads, Pete’s Fighting Fund Taking The Fight All The Way.

“This cycle ride is about me raising money for the cancer charities and raising awareness of Pete’s Fighting Fund, and as a result help raise money for Macmillan. I am expanding my fundraising to help other charities and fight cancer.”

The women-only ride starts at the Royal Windsor Racecourse, following a 100km route into London and back to the racecourse.

She will be raising money for Breast Cancer Care, Ovarian Cancer Action and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.

Helen added: “I am looking forward to it, whether I have done enough training for it, we will have to wait and see. I am definitely determined to complete it.”

For more information on Pete’s Fighting Fund, visit here.