A NOVICE cyclist used pedal power to get from London to Paris in aid of Cure Leukaemia.
Lucy Burnett, marketing manager at Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull, cycled 275miles from London to the French capital and raised £6,000.
Lucy initially set out to raise £1,400 for the charity, which carries out research into the disorder and develop new drugs for patients.
But thanks to the generosity of loved ones and shoppers, she managed to raise more than four times that amount.
Over the course of four days, Lucy joined forces with over 80 other cyclists to battle her way in unseasonably hot weather to keep pace, and cycle over tough terrains and undulating landscapes in an effort to complete the gruelling challenge.
Lucy Burnett said: “Cure Leukaemia is a cause very close to our hearts here at Touchwood, so I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported me by making a donation.
“It was a truly humbling experience to hear other riders share their stories about how their families, and even they themselves, had conquered leukaemia.
“I’m so grateful for all the support I received in helping me to raise much-needed funds and increase awareness of Cure Leukaemia’s invaluable work.”