Charity champ Amy gets ‘bike’ in business for all-night ride

CHARITY CHAMP ... Amy Clarke is raising money for three charities in the Ride The Night cycle challenge.
CHARITY CHAMP ... Amy Clarke is raising money for three charities in the Ride The Night cycle challenge.

A CHARITY champion is getting back on her bike – to boost the fight against cancer.

Amy Clarke is getting saddled up for fundraising success at the Ride The Night cycle challenge in London, on Saturday, May 30.

I just want to raise as much money as possible.

Amy Clarke

The big-hearted mum-of-three is aiming to raise vital cash for three cancer charities – Breast Cancer Care, Ovarian Cancer Action and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust – having already bolstered their coffers by £5,000 through taking part in a 450km trek in the vast Beijing province of China last September.

The 41-year-old, who lives in Lawe Road, South Shields, will have some company along for the ride this time, with pal Helen Saxby joining her for the capital challenge.

Mrs Clarke signed up for the Beijing trek in honour of her mother Margaret Pentland, who died of ovarian cancer at the age of 63, in October 2012 and is determined to raise even more charity cash.

She said: “I just want to raise as much money as possible.

“My friend Helen will be joining me.

“It will be her first big charity event.

“We are aiming to start at 9.30pm and be finished in six hours.

“I have been back training a couple of days a week for the race.

“At first you think it will be easy compared to Beijing, but it will be very tough.

“It is a 100km cycle and will take part during the night.

“I am taking part for the three charities that I raised money for in Beijing.”

Anyone who would like to sponsor Amy, can log onto www.justgiving.com/amyeclarke