Students set off on 400-mile charity bike ride to Paris

Emma Knight, 23, from Titchfield
Emma Knight, 23, from Titchfield

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A UNIVERSITY student from Titchfield has recruited 43 friends to undertake a 400-mile international cycling challenge from Leeds to Paris to raise money for a breast cancer charity.

Emma Knight, of Church Street, has organised the ambitious six-day expedition and hopes it will attract thousands of pounds for The Haven.

The 23-year-old business management undergraduate at the University of Leeds will set out on March 19 on a four-day cycle to Portsmouth, before boarding a ferry to Le Havre and continuing to the Arc de Triomphe n Paris.

Emma, a former West Hill Park School student, said: ‘I am thrilled that so many people have stepped up to take part.

‘We hope that the funds raised from our expedition might help the charity support more people with breast cancer.’

Pamela Healy, CEO of The Haven, who is also from Titchfield, said: ‘It is great to have the support of the students who are taking on this mammoth expedition to help The Haven. Fundraising challenges like this help us to continue providing services for people with breast cancer. I wish them the best of luck with the bike ride and hope there aren’t too many aching muscles when they arrive in Paris!’

The Haven is the only charity in the UK which offers free bespoke one-to-one support to improve the quality of life of anyone affected by breast cancer.

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