My name is Fiona, I live in Oxford and I am aged 73.
I am undertaking a bike ride from Dieppe to Versailles in June to raise funds for The Bhopal Medical Appeal and The Iraqi Association. My cycle ride will be along a low traffic route covering 120 miles. I would not normally tackle such a long journey by bike, but I want to try and achieve this in order to raise money for needy children.
Please don’t expect me to go as fast as Sir Bradley Wiggins! At my modest 8mph I anticipate covering 25 miles a day, so the journey should take 5 days. I shall pay my own expenses.
I have a passion for worldwide equality. Sickened by materialism, I consider that no one should have to live in poverty. In particular, I believe that every child has the right to a good childhood.