Elaine’s miles in memory of mum

Caption: Elaine, right, powers on at the Civic Building, supported by health colleagues Karen Bielby and back L-R Caroline Kerr, Louise Robson and Carol Nettleton.

Caption: Elaine, right, powers on at the Civic Building, supported by health colleagues Karen Bielby and back L-R Caroline Kerr, Louise Robson and Carol Nettleton.

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CARING Doncaster healthworker Elaine Thompson is set to cycle hundreds of miles in memory of her mother.

Elaine pedalled over 240 miles in a day on an exercise bike to raise £500 from her charity cycling challenge, inspired by mum Jacqueline, who died from ovarian cancer last May aged 72.

Next she plans to ride a marathon bike trek through Cuba.

The 45-year-old NHS public health improvement co-ordinator, from Warmsworth, completed 170 miles in the atrium of Doncaster Council’s Civic Office, where she is based, and the rest later at Balby’s Fitness Village.

She is raising money for Women v Cancer, a charity which focuses on three women’s causes - Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, and Ovarian Cancer Action, which is very close to her heart.

In October she sets off on her 400km ride across Cuba.

She said: “The challenge is very much in mum’s memory.

“She knew that I’d signed up for the challenge before she passed away, and was very supportive.

“She will be very much in my thoughts at every stage of the journey.”

Elaine has already collected more than £4,450 of the £6,000 she has pledged to raise for Women v Cancer.

And she is set to raise even more through a charity race night at Edlington’s Top Club on Friday, April 5, followed by a sponsored Trans-Pennine Trail bike ride and Yorkshire Three Peaks walk.

Her Cycle Cuba adventure begins on October 3 when she flies out to Havana to join a group of more than 80 other women.

The six-day cycle route will begin at Jibacoa Beach and finish back in Havana.

Log onto www.justgiving.com/BigET to donate.