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 Baggies Bike Ride
In March Helen cycled from Fulham to West Bromwich as part of the Baggies Bike Challenge, to raise funds for The Albion Foundation. Helen rode as part of a team of twenty-nine cyclists, which included former West Bromwich Albion player Chris Brunt and celebrity fundraiser ‘Blind Dave Healey‘. The team cycled a 180 mile route, which took them out of West London and through Reading, the Chiltern Hills, Bicester and Banbury, before arriving in West Bromwich for the game against Fulham. Upon arrival the riders were welcomed to East Stand at The Hawthorns and received a rapturous applause whilst doing a lap of honour around the pitch at half-time. Helen has been fundraising with the other woman on the team, who completed the challenge, Sarah Robinson and together the duo has raised just over £2,000 and overall the team have raised in excess of £30,000.

The money will go towards the work of The Albion Foundation, which runs a range of community outreach initiatives including, school visits and extra curriculum education, food bank and parcel deliveries, working with children in care, Alzheimer memories cafes, disability sports competitions and female sports development programmes.

Donations can still be made: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wbasarahandhelen
Escape to the sun
Helen was lucky to be able to escape the cold and wet British weather in January for a block of warm weather training in the Costa Blanca. The base for Helen‘s stay was the bike friendly Terralta Apartotel in Benidorm, which situated near a number of Vuelta a Espana climbs, is ideal for cyclists. She teamed up with Ciclo Costa Blanca for the use of a hire bike. The main focus of her training was cycling but she was also able to take advantage of the warm sea temperatures to do open water swim practice and the Ponitente Beach promenade was the ideal setting for some steady runs. Helen was insured by SportsCover Direct.

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