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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Coronation Street's Sally saddles up for charity bike ride

Coronation Street's Sally Dynevor, who plays Sally Metcalfe, is set to swap the cobbles for the countryside by signing up to complete the London 2 Paris Cycle Challenge to help raise funds for Prevent Breast Cancer.

The actress will take on the impressive 320-mile challenge from 21 to 25 September in aid of the Manchester-based charity, which is the UK’s only charity entirely dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer.

Starting in London, the five-day route incorporates the British countryside en route to the ferry from Dover to Calais and, once on French soil, winds along quiet country lanes and through traditional market towns

Sally is a long-standing patron of Prevent Breast Cancer – formerly Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention – and will be joined by her husband, Tim, as well as 33 other supporters, on the journey. Sally and Tim, along with Prevent Breast Cancer’s executive director, Nikki Barraclough, are cycling in memory of the late actress Morag Siller, who was an avid supporter and patron of Prevent Breast Cancer following her diagnosis of the disease. Sadly, Morag lost her battle in April this year.

Sally said: “Prevent Breast Cancer has been very close to my heart for many years now and is an immensely worthwhile cause, so once I heard about the bike ride from London to Paris, I jumped at the chance to take part. It’s also the perfect way to remember my dear friend, Morag, and raise funds for a charity we shared a passion for.

“I’m in the middle of training and it’s definitely not easy, but it will all be worth it once we’ve reached the finish line at the Eiffel Tower and raised vital funds to protect future generations.”

As further commitment to the charity, and with help from Starley Bikes in Altrincham, Sally will complete the ride on a customised Prevent Breast Cancer-branded bike.

To donate and support Sally’s fundraising efforts, visit: www.preventbreastcancer.org.uk/donate/formorag.


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