After Richard Hazlewood's amazing bike for the MEA from London to Brussels at the beginning of September, step forward another contender for cycling laurels – Dawn Gordon, who this month pedalled over 300 miles from London to Paris.
Dawn, whose mother has suffered with M.E. for more than 20 years, said: “It's incredibly hard to watch someone go through ME. You feel helpless and very frustrated. My mother used to lead a normal active life but now most days getting out of bed in the morning is a challenge.
“I know there is not much she can do to make it better other than to just be there for her and try to lift her spirits…”
Dawn, from Sandford-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, joined a group of fellow cyclists and made it – tired but triumphant – to the Eiffel Tower. “My fatigue was just temporary. I was just fortunate to be well enough to do something like this.”
So far, Dawn has raised well over £900. If you'd like to help her make it up to a round £1,000, please visit her online fundraising page and put in a quid or two. You will find her page at www.justgiving.com/Dawn-Gordon-MEA