Cyclist Raises Thousands from Cuba Bike Ride

A cyclist has pedaled through hundreds of miles in the blistering heat of Cuba to help raise money for Parkinson’s UK.

Helen, a 42-year-old from Stubbington is now celebrating after pulling in thousands of pounds in sponsorship money for completing the event.

A cyclist has pedaled through hundreds of miles in the blistering heat of Cuba to help raise money for Parkinson’s UK.

Helen, a 42-year-old from Stubbington is now celebrating after pulling in thousands of pounds in sponsorship money for completing the event.

In total she raised an impressive £3000 for the charity in memory of her farther who had the disease.

“I’m not a regular cyclist but I wanted to take part in a big cycling challenge to raise funds for people like my dad who have Parkinson’s.”

“It was a lot harder than I thought it would be but it was really worthwhile.

“It was a great sense of achievement and I was able to raise a lot of money at the same time.”

Helen said she was inspired by the efforts of her brothers who raised money for the charity in the past by walking the Great Wall of China.

Her and a group of 11 others took part in the event and cycled through hot highs of 32C.

“It was a great way of seeing the country. If I had gone there on holiday I probably would have gone to one resort,” she added.