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A PORTCHESTER woman is preparing to become the only woman to take part in a car rally in Barbados.

Cheryl Spencer is heading out to the Caribbean to take part in the Barbados Sol Rally.

Her husband Barry is someone who shares Cheryl’s passion, and will be her co-driver in the event when she returns to the island later this month.

Cheryl, 52, pictured, said: ‘I’m excited – nervous, but excited. I did it in 2008 and 2009. It was a bit of a whirlwind because we got married out there as well. It’s going to be boiling hot. There has been a bit of preparation because I’m driving a car that’s out on the island.

‘We have had to get parts for the car and ship them out there.

‘We have been putting it together and getting it all shipped out.’

So far, Cheryl has received £1,200 in sponsorship.

Cheryl has received support financially from local firms including the Castle in the Air pub in Fareham.