Amateur cyclist becomes first woman to do 10-hour challengeBy Jonathan Low
September 04, 2012
An amateur cyclist has raised more than £2,000 for the charity WaterAid after completing a gruelling, 10-hour cycling challenge – the first woman to do so.
Liz Johns, 35, said she was really proud of herself after the Ride to Hell spinning challenge which saw her cycle through the 10 Sufferfest cycling workout videos at St Crispin’s Leisure Centre in Wokingham.
Miss Johns, who works in marketing, said: “I think the fact it’s such a bonkers thing to do makes it more extraordinary. It was harder than I thought and halfway through I was really struggling.
“But the people there kept me going and the last three hours flew by.”
Members of the public were present to support Miss Johns for the afternoon and also to accompany her for hour-long stretches. She said: “I think the people there were surprised how hard it was.”