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Iken: Cyclist Emma Johnson hopes to top £14,000 when she swaps pedals for trainers

13:01 20 August 2014

Cyclist Emma Johnson is hoping to smash her cycling fudnraising target

Cyclist Emma Johnson is hoping to smash her cycling fudnraising target

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A charity supporter who has already raised thousands of pounds during a gruelling cycling expedition, is hoping to build on that total with her latest challenge.

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Emma Johnson cycling in the Eastern Cyclo-cross LeagueEmma Johnson cycling in the Eastern Cyclo-cross League

Competitive cyclist Emma Johnson, of Iken, near Woodbridge, will be leaving her bike behind when she embarks on her next adventure in aid of Against Breast Cancer – the Great North Run, on September 7. The committed fundraiser has already amassed £12,500 for the charity by completing the 1,500-mile Rock Ride from Gibraltar in June. Now she is hoping to top £14,000.

Ms Johnson, who is known as Magic, describes her self as “not really a runner”, but has been training determinedly with her pet dog Zulu, as she is passionate about the cause.

“Having seen a number of friends and families go through the heartache of breast cancer, and knowing I have the ability and drive to take part in challenges, I see my fundraising as a way of helping others less able,” she said.

Visit www.justgiving.com/magicrockrider to donate.

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