Sarah completes her bike ride challenge

By Antony Clay | 06/07/2017

Sarah completes her bike ride challenge
Paul and Sarah Harrison celebrate the end of their bike ride at the monument marking the end of the Trans-Pennine Trail in Hornsea.

A WOMAN with a brain tumour has succeeded in her 215-mile bike ride to raise cash for the clinic that has given her hope.

Sarah Harrison travelled with husband Paul from Southport to Hornsea — pedalling for a week in high temperatures.

Sarah and Paul, both aged 49 of Knaresborough Road, Conisbrough, have now raised thousands from their mammoth effort to help the clinic run by Dr Paul Mulholland at University College Hospital in London where she has been treated.

The clinic offered Sarah a chance for treatment after other attempts failed.

Paul said: “We completed the Trans-Pennine Trail on Saturday (June 24) at Hornsea after seven days of breathtaking scenery and superb trails.

“The highlight of the trek was undoubtedly the Stockport to Penistone leg which we did on June 19. The inclines Sarah had to negotiate were awesome, some which I thought she wouldn’t manage, especially as the temperature reached a staggering 32 degrees as we battled our way over the top of the Pennines, but manage she did.”

After the couple’s story appeared in the Weekender, people backed their momentous ride.

Paul said: “Since you put our story in the Weekender, donations started rolling in to our JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paul-harrison52 and kept coming in all the way through our trek, which just inspired Sarah even more to complete the challenge.

“So far we have raised a staggering £4,306 which will go straight to Dr Mullholland’s clinic in London which has given Sarah new hope for the future.”

The couple are now resting back at home after their long ordeal.



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