Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 2°C

ESTD 1874 Search

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

Archant

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.

shares
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.

shares

1 comment

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Jean Sarah with her son, Charlie

A cancer patient faces a race against time to raise money for surgery unavailable on the NHS before the disease spreads from her lungs.

View over Sudbury showing the area that could be used for the bypass

A bypass is the “key to prosperity in Sudbury”, it has been claimed, but so far the route has not been included in an official blueprint mapping out the future of the area over the next 20 years.

Missing teen Wafa Benaziza

Concern is growing for a missing teenage girl who was last seen leaving her home in Essex last week.

Stock image: emergency services at the scene of a fire

Firefighters tackled a blaze at a residential caravan in west Suffolk last night.

Christine Taylor and her grandson William Taylor and her partner Philip Wall - all victims of a crash on the A14 at Trimley.

A car passenger has died after never recovering from injuries suffered in a crash which killed two other people – two and-a-half years ago.

Police officer. Library image.

Exclusive: Last year officers at Essex Police took more than 11,000 sick days for stress, anxiety or depression – more than double the figure five years ago.

Fire (stock photo)

Two vehicles and a section of fencing in a communal car park in north Essex were found burning in the early hours of this morning.

Man admits sexual assault

Police have expressed their relief that a woman who was sexually assaulted in her own home will not need to re-live her experiences during a trial, as her attacker admitted to the crime.

Police road closure.

A van driver has been rushed to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a life-threatening condition after a crash near Higham.

Traffic. Library image.

The A12 northbound has reopened at Witham after a six vehicle crash.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages