Pedal power for 10-strong team

PUBLISHED: 15:47 06 July 2007 | UPDATED: 21:45 29 May 2010

From left, Lynne and Mark Holman, Claire and Vaughn Matthews, Nichola Law, Dean Atkinson and daughter Sophie Louise, Marcus Law and Julie Garrad – Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

From left, Lynne and Mark Holman, Claire and Vaughn Matthews, Nichola Law, Dean Atkinson and daughter Sophie Louise, Marcus Law and Julie Garrad - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

A GROUP of 10 people from Dunmow are pulling on their cycling shorts to raise money for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity. On July 22, the group will be setting off from Waltham Abbey in Essex with the aim of making the 50 mile journey up to Cambridg

A GROUP of 10 people from Dunmow are pulling on their cycling shorts to raise money for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity.

On July 22, the group will be setting off from Waltham Abbey in Essex with the aim of making the 50 mile journey up to Cambridge.

Nichola Law, team organiser, said: "We are all very excited about taking part in the event. Every year around 4000 people take part, so we are hoping it will be a really memorable event for us."

The team consists of Nichola and Marcus Law from Berbice Lane, Lynne and Mark Holman from Tenterfields, Julie Gerrard and Dean Atkinson from Maple Way, Claire and Vaughn Matthews from Mild May Close, Simon Robinson from High Meadow and Andrew Denney from Stebbing High Street.

None of whom, Mrs Law points out, claim to be experienced bike riders, but have all been training hard over the past few months.

"There's been a few incidents," said Mrs Law. "One of which involved too much discussion from the ladies resulting in a three bike pile up and some heavy bruising, and on a separate occasion, one of the men deciding to re-live his youth on a freshly made jump which also resulted in the odd bruise and a buckled wheel.

"The usual minor scrapes, bruises, and inevitable punctures have all played a part in our training but we are all enjoying the challenge and are looking forward to raising money for a worthy cause."

Anyone wishing to support the team should go to www.bmycharity.com/V2/teamdunmow

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