Success for cycling granny Sylvia

A cycling granny has made a welcome return to Radio Clatterbridge after completing a major fundraising feat.

86 year old Sylvia Briercliffe from Eastham took part in a 1,000 mile challenge to raise cash for two charities.

Sylvia at the finish line

Sylvia thanked listeners who donated money following her appearance on the Coffee Club in February.

The pensioner collected nearly £1,500 for the Alzeheimer's Society in memory of her friend and Live Cheshire youth club which uses specially-adapted bicylcles to get disabled people out on two wheels - and more!

While she normally traveled alone, Sylvia was joined on the final mile by family, friends and some of the youngsters at Live Cheshire's New Scene Centre in Chester.

"They all gave an enormous cheer and started out behind me on the last mile... The smiles on their faces, it was worth every mile." - Sylvia Briercliffe

 

 

Sylvia told presenter Steve Evans how she now volunteers at Live Cheshire, getting to know people and helping them with their bikes.

Together with the cycling, it's given the octogenarian a new lease of life. 

"I want to encourage people to keep cycling when they are old... It keeps you a lot fitter." - Sylvia Briercliffe

Anyone wishing to add to the donations can do so at Sylvia's fundraising page


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